Five-star Jordan having big year

The scholarship offers are pouring in for Philadelphia native Rysheed Jordan. Who has offered? What visits has he taken? caught up with his travel team coach to get the latest.

Rysheed Jordan, a highly regarded 2013 point guard, is having the type of season one would expect from a top 25 recruit.

According to Kamal Yard, who runs Philly Pride and coaches Jordan on the circuit, the Philadelphia (Pa.) Vaux Roberts standout is putting up big numbers. He even recently put together a quadruple-double with Maryland and Villanova on hand.

"Rysheed had a big year," Yard told "He averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. He had a quadruple-double against defending state champs in the Philly area."

After recently losing in the quarterfinals in the Philadelphia public league playoffs, Jordan is preparing for the state playoffs, which begin on March 10th.

Yard says Jordan has impressive physical features and compares to Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo.

"He's a big time player," Yard said. "He kind of reminds me and is similar to Rajon Rondo. He has a striking resemblance with his features and body."

Jordan is known for his ability to defend, but also, according to Yard, is selfless and looks to create for teammates before scoring himself.

"He defends the ball," Yard said. "He's what I think is one of the better on the ball defenders in the country."

"One of the first things that you notice is his length and his athleticism for other position," he added. "If anything stands out it's his unselfishness. He's really a pure point guard."

Currently Jordan holds scholarship offers from St. John's, Maryland, Villanova, Rutgers, Alabama, Kansas, St. Joseph, LaSalle, Drexel and Temple.

"It's obviously heating up," Yard said. "He has all the area schools involved. He has Villanova, Temple and all the area schools. Then you have Maryland. He likes Maryland. He likes Temple. He likes Villanova."

"It's only probably going to get bigger before it gets shorter," Yard explained about Jordan's list.

To date, Jordan has taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Maryland, Rutgers and Temple.

"He's obviously looking to do more of that," Yard said of unofficial visits.

Jordan,'s No. 23 prospect in the 2013 class, will likely wait until after the travel team circuit to make his college choice.

"He's going to wait until after the AAU season," Yard said. "He's not even remotely close to making a decision now, but he will be done by July."

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