Jaylen Nowell

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Jaylen Nowell
No. 4 – Minnesota Timberwolves
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1999-07-09) July 9, 1999 (age 20)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolGarfield (Seattle, Washington)
CollegeWashington (2017–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2019–present
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jaylen Nowell (born July 9, 1999[1]) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies. He was a standout player at Garfield High School in Seattle.[2] Nowell was originally part of a five-player recruiting class considered the best in the Huskies' history. However, after Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was fired, he was the lone member who remained committed to the school and first-year coach Mike Hopkins.[3] As a freshman in 2017–18, Nowell averaged 16.0 points per game.[4] The following season, he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after leading the Huskies in scoring and helping them win the Pac-12 regular season championship.[5]

Nowell is the son of Lanie and Mike Nowell. They met at Clark Atlanta University, where they both played basketball.[6] His father played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association.[2]

Following Washington's loss in the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Nowell announced his intention to forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2019 NBA draft. He was drafted in the 2nd round, the 43rd overall pick, by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2017–18 Washington 34 31 32.5 .451 .351 .800 4.0 2.7 1.1 .3 16.0
2018–19 Washington 36 36 34.4 .502 .440 .779 5.3 3.1 1.3 .3 16.2
Career 70 67 33.5 .476 .396 .789 4.6 2.9 1.2 .3 16.1


  1. ^ "Jaylen Nowell". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Lawson, Theo (January 5, 2018). "Washington State assistant, ex-Garfield coach Ed Haskins preparing for reunion with Washington's Jaylen Nowell". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Caple, Christian (April 18, 2017). "Garfield's Nowell sticks with UW". The News Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Calkins, Matt (January 17, 2019). "Huskies star Jaylen Nowell has gotten even better — and smarter". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Allen, Percy (March 11, 2019). "Huskies win top three Pac-12 postseason awards: Jaylen Nowell is player of the year". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Brian (March 6, 2019). "'His game screams': Why Washington's Jaylen Nowell can't stop". The Athletic. Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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