Jalen Johnson Finds New Home at Illinois-Chicago

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After one season at John A. Logan College, former Hopkinsville Tiger Jalen Johnson will be headed to Illinois-Chicago to continue his basketball career.  The school made the announcement on social media Friday.

Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 1.4 assists per game and shot 42-percent from 3-point range in helping JALC  to a 28-5 record.

Illinois-Chicago finished 18-17 last year and is a member of the Horizon League. They last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2004.

Johnson began his career at Murray State where he appeared in 19 games in the 2018-19 season, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

In high school, Johnson was part of three Hopkinsville teams that advanced to the Sweet 16. He finished his career with 1,663 points and was named All-State Honorable Mention three times.