Mickey keeps improving

Four-star forward Jordan Mickey has been impressive in workouts so far at Arlington Grace Prep.

Over the summer running with Urban DFW, Jordan Mickey opened eyes on the AAU circuit. Now at Arlington (Tex.) Grace Prep, Mickey is again proving how he can make an impact at the college level.

At 6-foot-7 and 190 pounds, Mickey is a versatile forward who is making major progress. The No. 66 rated prospect in the nation is getting used to Grace Prep and is feeling good about the direction of his game.

"It is great to be with this team and to be able to play with Isaiah (Austin), Emmanuel (Mudiay), and Jelon (Hornbeak)," said Mickey. "I am fitting in great right now. I am learning what I need to do to get better."

One area where Mickey is making big strides is on the wing as a small forward. He was mostly an interior power forward when seen over the summer, but now he is looking much more comfortable on the perimeter.

"I have made great improvements being guarded by people like Emmanuel," said Mickey. "It just helps me get better with my ball handling because I am facing pressure defense. Also having a 7-footer like Isaiah in the lane, it forces you to make shots."

With his improvements along with high level athleticism, the recruitment for Mickey is really picking up.

"Recruiting has been going great," said Mickey. "I have Providence, Texas A&M, Kansas, SMU, TCU, and some other schools as well."

One school that has been very active recruiting Mickey is Kansas. The Jayhawks always make recruiting Dallas a priority, and Mickey seems to be no different.

"They have been talking about me coming in and helping on the wing and being someone who plays the forward position who can help them right away," said Mickey.

Another school firmly in the mix is Providence. The Friars have been working hard in the state of Texas, and Mickey is one of those players they have focused in on.

"I am okay with being far from home," said Mickey. "Providence has talked to me about coming in and helping them turn the program around and be a big piece to the future."

For now Mickey is taking everything slow on the recruiting trail, but he does have an idea of the type of program he is going to be looking for when the time comes.

"I am looking for a school that pushes the ball in transition, lets me get out and run, and also a school that allows their forwards to shoot the ball," explained Mickey.


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