Basketball season is in full effect. Typically, the recruiting process for high school recruits begins to slow a bit during this time. This is because of the hectic schedule from both parties (players and coaches) — multiple games a week, leading to it being more difficult to find time during the midst of the season.
However, several head coaches in college basketball make it their mission to visit their top recruits. This helps further build a relationship, continues the scouting process, and shows the player that they are a priority for that school.
I’ve decided to do a mini series in which I ask several of the nation’s top 2025 prospects which head coaches have been in to see them this season. This includes coming to their respective high school to visit in between classes, for games, and practices.
Next up is four-star Jalen Haralson, a 6-foot-7 small forward out of La Lumiere School in Indiana. Haralson is ranked as the No. 9 overall recruit in the 2025 class, according to the On3 Industry Rankings.
6 head coaches have been in to see Haralson this season
Haralson told On3 the following head coaches have visited him this season:
- Indiana’s Mike Woodson
- Purdue’s Matt Painter
- Michigan’s Juwan Howard
- Missouri’s Dennis Gates
- Notre Dame’s Micah Shrewsberry
- Edit: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo
“Jalen Haralson has a sturdy frame, one that should take well to strength and conditioning programs without losing athleticism as he continues to move forward. He has good length as well. There are interesting aspects to Haralson’s game as a point-forward type. Has a solid handle as a mismatch forward, able to get his team into sets or push the break. He is also capable of initiating offense from different levels of the court. He is a quick processor with good floor vision. Haralson is a solid straight-line athlete. He has an understanding of team defense and angles. There are questions about his lateral quickness and his burst. The jump shot can be a weapon at this point, but he needs to continue drilling down its consistency. Some unique tools with his size and feel.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw
Haralson’s NIL Valuation worth over $200K
Jalen Haralson currently holds a $212,000 On3 NIL Valuation, which ranks 33rd in high school basketball.
The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets the standard market NIL value for high school and college athletes. A proprietary algorithm, the On3 NIL Valuation calculates an athlete’s NIL value using dynamic data points targeting three primary categories: performance, influence and exposure.
While the algorithm includes deal data, it does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals athletes have completed to date, nor does it set an athlete’s NIL valuation for their entire career.