Green wants to be the No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA Draft

Published February 6, 2021, 4:15 PM

by Carlo Anolin

MANIFEST — Filipino-American top prospect Jalen Green shares his goal to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft through a social media post by the NBA G League Saturday, February 6. (Photo from NBA G League’s Instagram account)

Filipino-American top prospect Jalen Green is crystal clear with his goal: to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

In a social media post by the NBA G League on Saturday, February 6, Green and his teammates in Ignite wrote their goals ahead of the bubble season on their respective polaroid captures.

“5 days out – and these 5 guys have some big goals for the upcoming season,” the NBA G League wrote, with the  hashtag #NextIsNow.

Isaiah Todd wants “change,” Daishen Nix aspires to be a “difference maker,” Princepal Singh is following his NBA dreams as well,  and Jonathan Kuminga vows to win games for Team Ignite.

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Green, alongside Todd, Nix, Singh, Kuminga, are expected to lead the elite prospect-filled squad when they begin their NBA G League campaign on February 10 against the Santa Cruz Warriors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto, for his part, decided to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar, which coincides with the NBA G League.