Correction*** A previous version of this story stated that Jalen Green would also join Zach Harvey at Prolific Prep. Harvey won’t be eligible to play another season at Prolific Prep because he reclassified from the Class of 2019 to 2020.
Jalen Green will spend his final season of high school basketball at Prolific Prep (CA). Green’s junior season at San Joaquin Memorial (CA) ended last week after a quarterfinals loss against Bishop O’Dowd.
Green took to social media on Thursday to announce his plans to transfer. According to reports from The Fresno Bee, Green will begin classes at Prolific next week.
New chapter fr🖤 Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey outta Fresno. I appreciate all the love ! Gone rep Fresno till the death of me 😤❤️ pic.twitter.com/kEUqXhgrnY
— 𝓙𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓷 𝓡𝓸𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓮 𝓖𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓷 (@JalenRomande) March 7, 2019
With his addition, Prolific will feature a talented duo in Nimari Burnett and Green. Both players are considered Top 25 prospects by 247Sports:
Jalen Green: 5-star talent | No. 2 in the Class of 2020
Nimari Burnett: 5-star talent | No. 25 in the Class of 2020
This year has been especially memorable for Nimari Burnett. The 6-foot-3 combo guard saw his stock soar. The highlight of his season occurred on Jan. 21 in a game against SPIRE Institute at the Flyin’ to the Hoop showcase in Dayton, Ohio. Hyped as the most watched team in the country with viral stars LaMelo Ball, Rocket Watts and Isaiah Jackson— Burnett torched the competition with a game-high 34 points to lead Prolific to a 94-59 blowout victory.
Prolific Prep is currently in pursuit of a World Championship in the star-studded Grind Session high school circuit. Prolific advanced to the quarterfinals after an 84-62 win over Potter’s House Christian (FL) on Thursday. The team will match-up against Minnesota Prep today at 4:00pm CST.
Prolific Prep gained the No. 1 seed on the right side of the bracket with SPIRE maintaining the No. 1 spot on the left. A championship rematch could be in the works on Sunday if the two sides keep winning.
After today's action here is the updated bracket. We have another loaded day tomorrow as our Quarter-Final round gets underway! Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/dSNraxcJzD
— The Grind Session (@thegrindsession) March 8, 2019
Adding Green next season, with the presumptive return of Burnett, will make Prolific Prep a favorite to win The Grind Session World Championship in 2020.
Here’s a look at the previous winners of The Grind Session World Championship:
Victory Rock Prep (FL): 60
ASPIRE Academy (KY): 54
Madut Akec (16 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST)
Hillcrest Prep (AZ): 70
The Rock School (FL): 61
DeAndre Ayton (29 PTS, 22 REB)
Victory Rock Prep (FL): 85
Quality Education Academy (NC): 74
Loren Cristian Jackson (MVP)