MADISON, Alabama — Bob Jones basketball standout Jalen Meyers achieved a childhood dream today by signing a national letter of intent with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Last season, Myers was a first team all-state honoree and he was named the Alabama 7A Defensive Player of the Year by the ASWA. The Madison, Ala., native earned TN Valley first team All-State honors and was a second-team All-Super State honoree.
"We are very excited to welcome Jalen to our Islander family," said Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Head Coach Willis Wilson. "Jalen is an athletic, versatile player who can play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. He has a high basketball IQ and possesses all the tools to excel at this level. Jalen has the talent to change speeds and direction, find open teammates, stretch the floor and finish at the rim."
Myers arrives as the No. 3 ranked player in the state of Alabama and was the top-rated wing in the state. He was a 1,000 point scorer in his career, averaging 18.5 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals. He shot 55.4 percent from the floor, 38.0 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent at the free throw line.
He played AAU for Team Carroll and coach Eric Dudley, leading his team to the Sunflower Showcase Championship in Kansas City while earning runner-up finishes in three other tournaments. Myers plans on majoring in business management/marketing on the Island.