Sun Devil Recruit Profile: Jaelen House

Michael Louzada

Jaelen House has something that most people his age do not have. The Sun Devil recruit out of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix comes with composure, leadership skills, and an in comparable amount of ways to hurt you offensively. This all shows when he plays the game.

He plays with a toughness and with a bit of a chip on his shoulder as he tries to create his own name. As his father, former NBA champion Eddie House and being the nephew of Mike Bibby has put pressure on House to perform at a high level before he was even born. The experience over his shoulder could be a huge asset to his development as a guard and building of his basketball IQ from an early age.

So far, House has lived up to the name as in his state championship game he sparked an incredible comeback. At one point House was looking at a 22-point deficit. They finished the game on a 32-11 run to close it out. House finished with 30 points and 14 steals as every single point was needed in a hostile environment. House’s scrappy defensive and creativeness on offensive was the key.

House shows everything you like from a point guard. He has a terrific jump shot as well as a mid range game. To go with his jump shot he has shown that he can consistently finish through traffic and with both hands as he is dominantly right handed.

House has all the attributes and intangibles to become a dominant point guard in the Pac-12. The one weakness to his game is he is lacking a bit of size. He does stand at six-feet tall and one hundred and fifty pounds. House will need to gain some weight during the off-season to be able to defend opposing Pac-12 guards effectively.

Photo credit- ASU: Cheryl Evans, Arizona Republic