Ash having strong season

It has been a very good season for athletic junior Jordan Ash.

Three-star guard Jordan Ash is having a solid junior year. The highly athletic Ash can play either guard spot, and college coaches continue to show significant interest in the 6-foot-2 prospect.

"I feel like we have exceeded a lot of people's expectations," said Ash of his team's season. "We are young and most people thought next year would be our year. We are playing real good basketball right now, and obviously we are well coached. We are all just buying in and ready for the state playoffs."

Individually Ash has battled some injuries this season, but overall he has been happy with his play.

"I have done pretty well, but I could have done better," explained Ash. "Coming off the injury it took me a little time to get my timing back, but I had a pretty good game last weekend and I am just trying to improve and make my teammates better. It has been a fun season and I am looking forward to the playoffs."

In terms of recruiting, numerous schools remain in consistent contact with Ash.

"I went to Northwestern when they played Illinois, and before the season I went out to Boston to see Harvard and Boston College," noted Ash. "I am hearing the most from Iowa, Butler, Boston College, Xavier, Harvard, and Georgia Tech."

The trip to Northwestern was an enjoyable one for Ash, and he came away impressed with new Wildcat coach Chris Collins.

"That was my first time at a Northwestern game," said Ash. "They were playing Illinois, it was packed, and it was my first time seeing Coach Collins and his staff up close. It was a great atmosphere and it is a whole new feel from (Bill) Carmody to Collins. The players are playing hard, and it was fun to watch."

Also Ash enjoyed his time in Boston seeing a pair of schools.

"They were fun trips," said Ash. "It was my first time in Boston. It was a good experience to get out and see BC and Harvard as well. I had a great time at each campus and both were tremendous experiences. I was out there with my mom, and we both enjoyed it."

One school that Ash hasn't visited, but stays in close contact with is Butler. The Bulldogs have evaluated him this year, and Ash has definite interest in the Big East program.

"I haven't been able to watch them that much this season, but I have been talking to one of their assistants, and it is a great school," said Ash. "They have a good program basketball wise, and hopefully after the season I will be able to get down there. Right now it is just basically staying in touch with them."

For now Ash is focused on the state playoffs and then his spring on the AAU circuit with the Illinois Wolves. After that he will begin to really buckle down and start narrowing down his recruiting options.

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