Coach Greg McDermott says Creighton signee Jalen Windham is a 'great shooter'

Creighton basketball recruit Jalen Windham averaged 17.7 points and 3.8 rebounds as a senior at Ben Davis High School.

Coach Greg McDermott complimented the shooting prowess and the overall potential of new recruit Jalen Windham, who committed to Creighton this week.

Windham apparently has already signed a letter of intent, too. CU announced his signing Thursday.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was an Indiana All-Star who averaged 17.7 points and 3.8 rebounds as a senior at Ben Davis High School. Windham’s expected to improve even more when he joins the Jays’ program this summer.

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“We're excited about Jalen's potential, in particular,” McDermott said in a statement. “He’s a great shooter who gets it off quick. Every time it leaves his hand it looks like it's going in.

"He's very underrated as a passer. I think his ability to see the floor and make plays not just for himself but for his teammates is something that's he's going to bring to our program. He recognizes he has to get a little bit stronger and improve some on the defensive end like a lot of freshmen, but I think he's got an incredibly bright future with our program."

Windham joins incoming freshman Shereef Mitchell as the two known members of Creighton’s 2019 recruiting class. They’re both rated as three-star prospects.

The Jays could be making other additions soon, too – Memphis transfer Antwann Jones and 2019 recruit Tristan Enaruna are visiting CU’s campus this week.

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