|Jalen Wenger-2022 Dalton|
Jalen Wenger (6’0/WF/2022/Dalton) currently has his Dalton Middle School team undefeated at 12-0 and is poised to enter the Wayne County Athletic League post season tournament as the No. 1 seed. According to Dean Clark, Wenger’s middle school coach, Wenger is the leading scorer (averaging over 20 points per game) and rebounder on his team and is considered one of the team’s leaders. “With his skills and level of play, Jalen is looked to by his teammates [for leadership],” said Clark. “Jalen is a great perimeter shooter and slasher, and because of his length, he leads us in rebounding,” continued Clark.
We know Wenger well, as we’ve been following him for a while and know that he’s a prolific score; sometimes dropping 40 plus points in a single game for his father’s EBA Hoops team. We know he has good length for his age; can shoot the heck out of the rock and is able to get to and finish near the rim. Because he does not play for one of the more high profile teams in the state, Wenger does not get the recognition and respect his talent deserves. In our opinion, he’s one of those kids who tends come on late and seems to materialize from nowhere and dominate.
We were so impressed with Wenger’s game that we invited him to play in the prestigious Ohio North vs South all-star game last September; selected him as Forth Team All-State last season; and currently have him ranked among the top 20 seventh graders in the state. In 2017, Wenger will be playing with his father’s Dawg Days Basketball squad. We look forward to getting another look at Wenger and his new team at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase on March 4th, and our invitational tournament March 31st-April 2nd. We would like to wish Wenger and his Dalton teammates much success in their next 4 games and tournament run.