Top 54 Jalen Brunson Quotes of 2020

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“My parents always told me never be a follower, always be a leader. It’s very difficult to do, to step out and be different and not follow the norm. If you want what’s best for your team, you gotta be different.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I need to be more aggressive, more vocal, be a better defender. I’ve worked on all those tirelessly.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I think every time I step on the court, I’m just preparing myself to be the best player I can be, be the best teammate I can be as well.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just know I can’t force things. I’ve just got to play the right way, make sure I’m making the right play at the right time.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just feel like there’s a lot of things more important than just basketball, and I love basketball. It’s what I want to do for the longest time possible. It’s what I eat, it’s what I sleep about, it’s what I breathe, it’s in my lifestyle. I just really feel like there’s more important things than just putting the ball in the hoop.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I love the game of basketball. I love being able to work every day. I love being able to watch film, be a student of the game. It may not show emotionally, but I just love that I’m able to do this.”

― Jalen Brunson

“There’s a lot of guys who are drafted and end up not playing in the NBA. They get their money for their first whatever years and end up going overseas or something like that.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Stats aren’t everything.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Good leaders, good team players, know how to make the most of everything.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Some guys are always gifted: Amazing length, amazing athleticism. But just put me in front of that guy. That’s my mindset. I’m gonna battle.”

― Jalen Brunson

“He’s always been tough on me, but I’ve had to figure out when he’s being a coach and when he’s being a dad. Once I figured that out, it was much easier. It’s definitely tough, something that took years to figure out. Just knowing he was looking for what’s best for me, not just yelling at me as a parent. It took maturity.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’m pretty sure everyone in the country wants a bigger role if they’re not a star player.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just focus on what I can control, and that’s how hard I play and my attitude.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I can adapt to any situation.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I expect myself to be the best player I can be. I really believe I can be one of the best who’s ever played. That’s how hard I work. That’s going to be my mindset no matter where I am or what I’m doing.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’ve been able to contribute to a lot of winning teams in my lifetime. It just comes from my mindset. I’ve not focused on me individually; it’s what the team needs.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I was always taught that pressure comes when you aren’t prepared or didn’t work hard enough.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Any kid in my position coming from being an All-American and all that wants to be the guy that makes all the plays coming into their freshman year.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I want to be a part of a winning culture.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I know the NBA is my all-time goal. It’s what I dreamed of as a little kid.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I can control how hard I play. This is how I respond to coaching. This is how I respond to my teammates. If I focus on that, the other things that come with that are going to come.”

― Jalen Brunson

“It’s definitely nice to be relaxed and a normal kid and hang out.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Honestly, I really just think I work too hard to feel any pressure.”

― Jalen Brunson

“One thing I was taught growing up is it’s only pressure when you’re not prepared. And you’re just not working hard. Those are two things I do all the time.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I have to make sure I’m making the right play at the right time.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I love holding myself accountable and being held accountable by my teammates. It’s never easy, but it comes with the role of being a leader, and if your leadership is not up to par, then the team won’t be willing to work as hard.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just feel like I’ve been in a lot of high-pressure situations, and I think I’m able to stay poised in those situations.”

― Jalen Brunson

“It felt great knowing that I got to help the winningest class in Villanova history, to be able to be a part of that. It’s something special.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I love ‘Nova nation. I love them.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Every goal for me is to be a leader on the court every time I step on the court.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Every game’s a big game.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’m always finding a way to be successful.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’m not satisfied with anything I do.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’m a competitor and work hard every day.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I want to play Villanova basketball.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I loved playing for Coach Ambrose, and I definitely love playing for Coach Wright.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just put pressure on myself to work hard.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I want to have the strongest work ethic.”

― Jalen Brunson

“My mentality is my biggest strength.”

― Jalen Brunson

“There’s always going to be a way for me to go around a defense or play mind games and find a way to win.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot and seen things differently than any other average high school kid.”

― Jalen Brunson

“When you see people from your area do well, you’re excited for them as well.”

― Jalen Brunson

“You respect people you grew up around.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Basketball can only go for so long.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I just wanted to set myself up for life, and that degree from Villanova, I thought, is very special.”

― Jalen Brunson

“When you work for something, no matter hard it is, no matter how time consuming, how draining it is, you work for it.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I think every player who truly loves basketball wants to be in the game at all times.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I can’t worry about what I’m doing to be the National Player of the Year; it’s what am I doing to help my team be successful?”

― Jalen Brunson

“You gotta play every game like your last.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I use what God had given me. I don’t wish for anything else. I don’t wish I can be a high-flier.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I like who I am. I’m different. I work really hard just to be where I am, and I know I’m not gonna stop doing that.”

― Jalen Brunson

“As I grew older, it wasn’t just to be in the NBA. The dream was to be successful in the NBA.”

― Jalen Brunson

“There’d be days in high school where I thought I played well, my team got the win, and I’d go to the gym still in my uniform, and my dad would say, ‘C’mon, let’s go. We have more work to do.’”

― Jalen Brunson
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