Getting to know the Hornets draft picks: Jalen McDaniels

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Getting to know the Hornets draft picks: Jalen McDaniels
Getting to know the Hornets draft picks: Jalen McDaniels

Depending on where you look, Jalen McDaniels was either a three or four star recruit coming out of Federal Way High School in Washington. He wasn't on the NBA radar when he got to San Diego State, but after a strong second half of his freshman season, McDaniels entered his name into the 2018 NBA Draft. He didn't hire an agent and ultimately decided to return to school for his sophomore season to improve his draft stock. It worked. After not receiving an invite to the 2018 NBA Combine, McDaniels was one of 66 players invited to this year's iteration. It all culminated in his being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 52nd selection of the 2019 NBA Draft. McDaniels is a long, wiry forward.

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