Found: GLH’s new favorite basketball player

Posted: March 1, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

Don’t be surprised if Jaylen Magee’s face shows up on this site’s header in the next couple days: He’s our new favorite player.

Flint Northwestern’s junior guard is second in the city in scoring at nearly 19 points per game and is, without doubt, the area’s most improved player.

But that’s not why we love this kid. This is why:

From The Flint Journal:

Magee, who played on the varsity team as a sophomore last year, credits working on fundamentals and conditioning in the offseason for his success this season. Like most players, he hopes his basketball prowess pays off with an opportunity to play in college. “The real goal right now is getting a free education so that my mom doesn’t have to pay for it,” Magee said. “Just get an education and have a career either in basketball or getting a regular everyday job, just to make sure I’m successful in life.”


  1. muthguy1 says:

    It sounds like he has a great perspective on things. If he can score 19 ppg in the SVL, he probably will have some sort of a change to play and go to school someplace.

  2. Varrsity says:

    Hard work pays off. This kid continues to remain humble after dealing with adversity and continues to show improvement.

  3. No doubt…a kid with his mind in the right direction…

  4. G Mill says:

    Its refreshing to hear someone who seems like he really has it together….

  5. flintbball9 says:

    The last seven words, “…to make sure I’m successful in life,” are the most important words for any young person to use. They are much more important than being able to put it in the bucket. Very good to see!!!

  6. Gavin Raath says:

    Beyond that, this kid is really fun to watch. He carved up Arthur Hill last year in the playoffs and this year has turned into a guy that always manages to find a way to impact a game. The kid is clutch too — I saw a game this year where he hit three buzzer beaters [one was a few second before the horn, but gave NW the lead].

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