Who is Jalen Green's mother, and is she Filipino?

Joshua Rogers October 29, 2021
Who is Jalen Green's mother, and is she Filipino?
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The Rockets guard, and Jordan Clarkson, made NBA history recently during Filipino Heritage Night at Toyota Center. But who is Jalen Green’s mother, and is she Filipino?

Jalen Green, Jordan Clarkson make NBA history

The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz made history recently when they met in the NBA regular season.

The night marked the first time two players with Filipino heritage played in the same game.

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The two players in question were Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green, who celebrated their heritage during Filipino Heritage Night at Toyota Center.

Jordan Clarkson’s grandmother hails from the Philippines, but what do we know about Jalen Green’s mother and heritage?

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Who is Jalen Green’s mother?

Jalen Green’s mother is Bree Purganan.

She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philipines, and was raised there until her family emigrated to the USA.

Jalen Green’s grandparents are also Filipino.

Bree is a professional nurse and housewife who resides in California with her second husband and her kids.

Jalen Green’s step-father is Marcus Green, who was a basketball teammate of NBA player DeShawn Stevenson at Washington Union High School in Fresno.

Not much is known about Jalen Green’s biological father, but he has a younger sister from Bree and Marcus.

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Jalen Green’s nationality

Jalen Green’s nationality is American.

Jalen has represented the United States internationally before.

He first played at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, as well as the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup.

However, he has shown an interest in playing for the Philippines in the future, due to his background.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.