BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Jalen Hillery

Class of 2017 Jalen Hillary of Central Gwinnett HS bring size and versatility to the floor. Photo cred - Ty Freeman/#EBATop40

Class of 2017 Jalen Hillery of Central Gwinnett HS bring size and versatility to the floor. Photo cred – Ty Freeman/#EBATop40

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#44 Jalen Hillary 100Jalen Hillery
Height: 6’5″

Grad Year / Position: 2017  – Wing
School / Hometown: Central Gwinnett HS (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Committed College: Undecided


By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Hillery is growing his game with every evaluation. He can score the ball from the outside but has deceptive athleticism/length. Hillery hasn’t received consistent floor time during EYBL play but is one for colleges needing a big wing to keep an eye on.

-EBATopo40-Spring-2016Date: March 5, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: #EBATop40 Camp

Hillery showed versatility and athleticism once again in this camp setting. His size and ability to defend multiple positions make him an attractive prospect both at the high school and college level. He continues to work to improve his jumper, which we did see progress on this weekend. His biggest challenge will be to bring an “alpha” mentality each time he steps on to the court.


EBA-Top-40-230-Fall-2015Date: October 17, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: #EBATop40 Camp

Hillery is a versatile player who can use his size on the interior or stretch the floor with his shooting ability. His length is ideal for playing high level basketball on the wing. Given his skill set, IQ and size we predict that Hillary should be a valuable piece on coach Branden Mayweather’s roster this year at Central Gwinnett High School.


EBA-S64-230-Banner-KU-Colors (1)Date: June 6, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: #EBASuper64 Camp

We have charted Hillery’s progression as a prospect for nearly a year now as we first evaluated him at our EBA All-American Camp last October. Hillary has bulked up, but has kept his nimble footwork to finish around the basket. His ability to run the floor, hit the spot jumper and affect the game with his long arms should keep him as a contributor for the Black Knights at Central Gwinnett this year.

Team EBA 230

 Date: September 14, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: #EBAAllAmerican Camp

One of the more promising prospects at the EBA All-American Camp was the 6-5 Hilary. The sophomore wing showed his perimeter skill this weekend as he knocked several outside jumpers and put the ball on the floor. This type of natural ability and skill should translate well for the young prospect, especially given the fact that he exhibited terrific coachability during drill work and game play. If he can learn to become equally physical on the interior as he is as smooth along the arc, he will utilize all of the natural talent that he has been blessed with. Look for him to contribute this season for coach Branden Mayweather’s Black Knights.


Watch Hillary on @SUVtv wearing #28 in White:


HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB