Ash continues to pick up interest

Combo guard Jordan Ash is off to a strong start this high school season, and college coaches continue to really monitor him.

6-foot-2 combo guard Jordan Ash from Westchester (Ill) St. Joseph's is one of the better athletes you will see in the Midwest. The 2015 prospect has been on the radar for a while, and with a strong start to his junior year he continues to add recruiting interest.

After a solid win on Friday night, Ash said he is happy with the way things are going to begin the season both for himself and his team.

"It's been going pretty well," said Ash. "We are 5-0 with a young team. We have a good core, defensively we have to continue to get better, but we are working hard on that."

He continued, "I have focused on everything. I really have worked on my outside shot and my decision making especially. Tonight my shot was off, and I know I just have to continue to improve."

Recruiting wise Ash has a lot of interest. Basketball powers as well as academic focused institutions are really making a strong push for Ash.

"I have offers from Boston College, Northwestern, DePaul, Purdue, and UIC," listed Ash. "I have been in touch with Iowa, Belmont, Butler, Harvard, Xavier, and a few others."

Purdue has been involved in Ash's recruiting as long as any school, and Ash says the Boilermakers continue to be a major factor.

"I like them," Ash said of Purdue. "They have a great staff and some players that I know like Kendall Stephens, Jay Simpson, and Bryson Scott. It will be a bit fit for me, but I like their program."

Recently the Iowa Hawkeyes have also definitely picked things up, and Ash is building a good relationship with that staff as well.

"I've been talking to Coach (Fran) McCaffery and Coach (Sherman) Dillard a lot," noted Ash. "They are a great school, and I really like the system they play."

Currently Ash is listed as a three-star prospect, and will be one of the more watched players in the Midwest this season into the spring with St. Joseph's as well as the Illinois Wolves on the AAU circuit.

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