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Jalen Johnson: “I know I’m the best player in the last NBA Draft”

The vast majority of the major names (if not all of them) of the last NBA Draft 2021 They have already debuted with their respective franchises in t

The vast majority of the major names (if not all of them) of the last NBA Draft 2021 They have already debuted with their respective franchises in the competition’s Las Vegas Summer League, which serves as the first preparation for the regular season before the arrival of training camp.

Despite the fact that the spotlights are all pointing to the most prominent stars of the Draft (Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, Scottie Barnes …), there is a player who, according to his own words, would have to pay much more attention of which is getting so far.

That player is Jalen johnson, of . The 19-year-old forward has ensured that the Georgia franchise has taken the ‘jackpot’ of the NBA Draft with his selection in the 20th pick, just after Kai Jones. These have been his words:

“There is one thing that I have very clear, and that is that I am the best player of the 60 chosen in the Draft. I know it. All I have to do is put all the confidence that I have in myself and in my game, and go out. every night with that thought, “Johnson said.

Fierce competition

If Jalen Johnson truly believes his words, the player will have to show the Hawks why he should be part of the starting team, and not players like DeAndre Hunter, Kevin Huerter or Cam Reddish, who share a position with him and who have The 2020/21 season has been very important for the Atlanta game.