Ford has options

Jordan Ford has used a productive last year to pick up some serious recruiting attention. Here's the latest on the 2016 NorCal point guard.

One of the better West Coast point guards in 2016 comes from Folsom (Calif.) in 6-foot, 155-pound Jordan Ford.

A productive floor leader who always competes, Ford provides a nice mix of scoring and creating. He’s best from midrange but can also attack the basket and has improved from three, while he’s an unselfish player and capable distributor.

The junior feels he’s making progress on the court.

“My game is coming along,” Ford said. “I’m creating for other people and for myself. I can hit from midrange and three, but can also attack the basket and distribute.

“I think I need to keep working on my off the ball defense. I need to be tenacious on defense.”

The schools recruiting Ford the hardest are California, Gonzaga, Sacramento State, Stanford, UCSB and Pepperdine, with no one standing out.

“Everybody is doing the same as of right now,” he said. “I have to take a couple official visits and I’ll be able to make a decision after that. I’m looking to see all the schools. Cal, Gonzaga, all the schools pretty much.”

Ford broke down what he likes about a couple of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

California: “I like the campus. Diverse people, good coaching, good basketball program and good people.”

Gonzaga: “Awesome basketball program and I feel like it would be a good fit because I like the way they play and it’s a good education also.”

Ford’s visits will play a big role in his ultimate decision.

“I’m not really sure when my decision will be but after I see some campuses and talk it over with my family, I’ll know,” he said.

There is a long list of qualities that Ford is looking for in a program.

“Number one, good basketball program, good coaching, and it has to be a little of everything. I want a good education and good campus too,” Ford said.

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