Tebbutt trying to prove himself as a guard

Last summer, many coaches and scouts considered Jordan Tebbutt to be a forward. However, this summer he's out to prove that he's a guard.

This summer's goal for 6-foot-4, 205-pound Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy's Jordan Tebbutt is simple.

The former 2012 Tualatin (Ore.) standout is out to prove he's a guard.

"I'm trying to become the best guard I can be," Tebbutt said. "Last year a lot of people thought I was a forward because of my size, but I'm not. In high school I play point guard and shooting guard."

Tebbutt says he's worked hard on his game to make the change and he feels he's improved in several areas.

"My ball handling, my quickness and speed have improved," he said. "I've lost some weight so I think I'm a little bit lighter and bouncier.

"I need to become more explosive, like a Russell Westbrook or Derrick Rose. I'm not like that right now but I want to be more explosive and flexible I can get with less muscle, that's what I want."

Tebbutt's recruiting process is still wide open, as he couldn't specify a single school recruiting him the hardest, while he also doesn't have a favorite.

He does, however, have plenty of attention.

"I have about 20 offers," Tebbutt said. "I'm starting to get more big schools like Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina, schools like that."

As of now, Tebbutt has only taken a couple of visits but hopes to see at least one more school this summer.

"I've taken visits to Oregon and Oregon State because I live there but not outside that," he said. "I'll probably visit Kansas for their elite camp."

When it comes time to make a decision, Tebbutt is looking for a place that will allow him to play the position he wants.

"I want to go to the school that's the best fit for me, where the coach likes me the most and where I can play and play as a guard," Tebbutt said.

It's still early into Tebbutt's recruiting process, as he says he's not close to committing anywhere.

"I'll probably make a decision sometime during the middle to late of my senior year," he said.

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