Jalen Bridges Enters NBA Draft, Thanks Bob Huggins

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Fairmont, West Virginia native and former WVU basketball player, Jalen Bridges, announced today that he is entering the 2024 NBA Draft. Bridges, a 6’9 senior, had one year of eligibility remaining, but believes that now is the right time to take the next step to attempt to play professionally.

Bridges played his first two seasons at West Virginia University before transferring to Baylor. At Baylor this past season, he had the best year of his career, averaging 12.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 41.2% from three point range.

In his social media message today, Bridges had the following to say: “First and foremost, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with the ability to play the game I love. I want to thank my family and friends for always being there for me, through it all. I want to thank Coach Drew and the entire coaching staff, my teammates, and all of the Baylor fans for their support throughout my time in Waco. I also would like to thank Coach Huggins, his former staff staff and my teammates at West Virginia.

I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to build relationships that I’ll cherish forever and for such an amazing program. It’s truly amazing how this ball can take you places you’ve literally dreamed of and place people in your life to guide and shape you along your journey.

After much prayer and consideration, I’m blessed to announce that I have decided to enter my name into the 2024 NBA Draft. I look forward to what the future holds for me. Thank you all for your continued love and support.”