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Jalen Slawson drafted in NBA’s second round

Southern Conference Player of the Year Jalen Slawson ’23 elevates for a late second-half jam that helps power Furman to its 88-79 tournament title game victory over Chattanooga at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina, on March 6.

Last updated June 23, 2023

By Clinton Colmenares, Director of News and Media Strategy

Several news outlets reported that Jalen Slawson ’23, a star forward on the Furman Paladins basketball team that beat the University of Virginia in the NCAA Tournament this year, was drafted in the NBA’s second round by the Sacramento Kings. He was the 54th pick overall, and the first Paladin to be drafted since George Singleton in 1984.

Slawson told The Post and Courier, “Being a part of this Furman program has meant the world to me. This organization has been world class, and I believe I am the first of many Furman draft picks to come. I appreciate the support of the fans and the whole Furman family over my five years here. I love all you guys and thanks for the support.”

WYFF, Fox Carolina, The Sacramento Bee, The Greenville News, and NBC Sports Bay Area were among the outlets carrying the news.

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