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#3 Jalen Courtney
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 228 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Jackson, Miss.
High School: Provine HS
Major: Communication Studies
Born: 07/29/1992
Jalen Courtney Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/22/2013

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Played in 26 games, the most of his LSU career, averaged 2.1 points per game and 2.1 rebounds a contest … Best game of the season was 11 points against Houston Baptist, hitting 5-of-9 field goals (12/28) … Had seven rebounds versus McNeese State (11/13) and Houston Baptist (12/28) … Played career best minutes of 23 vs. Houston Baptist … Scored SEC best of six at South Carolina (2/14) in nine minutes, hitting 3-of-4 field goal attempts.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Played in 20 games, averaging 7.0 minutes per game ... Had first career double figure scoring game against Grambling (12/29) playing 19 minutes, scoring 14 points ... In that game, made 5-of-8 field goal attempts, including four treys ... Made 17-of-48 field goal attempts and 10-of-27 three-pointers ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds a game ... Has made 12 treys in his two seasons ... Played double figure minutes in six games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
First year at LSU was cut short by injury ... Limited to just 15 games and 4.8 minutes per game ... Averaged 1.1 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Scored three points on two occasions - vs. North Texas (12/22) and Ole Miss (1/22) ... Played 12 minutes against Centenary (11/24) and 10 minutes against Ole Miss (1/22) ... High of three rebounds versus Centenary (11/24).

PRIOR TO LSU
Team was very successful in Class 5A, winning two state championships and reaching the final in his junior year when he averaged 15 points and nine rebounds for the No. 4 team in the state in the classification ... Averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds this past year for the Rams ... Had a high of 38 points and 20 rebounds in a game against Starkville High School ... Played for Coach Luther Riley ... Was the Mississippi State High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Named All-State, All-Metro and was a Mississippi McDonald’s All-American nominee.

PERSONAL
Nickname is “Bird” given to him by high school coach ... Born July 29, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Moved to Jackson in the eighth grade ... Mother is Verdonna Williams ... One younger brother (Skylen Williams) and one younger sister (Mya Courtney) ... Major is communication studies ... Hobbies include listening to music ... Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite NBA player is Carmelo Anthony ... Favorite non-basketball athlete is Muhammad Ali.

Top Career Performances
Points
14, vs. Grambling, 12/29/11

Rebounds
7, twice

Field Goals Made
5, twice

3 PT FG Made
4, vs. Grambling, 12/29/11

Free Throws Made
3, three times

Assists
2, vs. UC-Irvine, 12/15/11

Blocks
2, twice

Steals
2, vs. Nicholls, 11/12/11

Minutes Played
23, vs. Houston Baptist, 12/28/12

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 14 – vs. Grambling, 12/29/11
2. 6 – at South Carolina, 2/14/13
3. 5 – vs. McNeese State, 11/13/12
3. 5 – vs. Bethune-Cookman, 1/5/13
3. 5 – vs. Florida (SECT), 3/15/13
3. 5 – vs. UC-Irvine, 12/15/11
3. 5 – vs. Western Kentucky, 11/18/11
8. 4 – vs. Georgia (SECT), 3/14/13
8. 4 – at Mississippi State, 2/2/13
8. 4 – at Arkansas, 1/14/12

 

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