The Hoop Hall Classic was full of high-level, five-star prospects. But the event also provided a stage for a player like Jordy Tshimanga to emerge in front of a host of high major college coaches.
Tshimanga has always had legit size, as he stands an imposing 6-foot-11 and checks in at 270-pounds. But now he’s gotten himself into better shape and has clearly bought into playing an enforcer type role in the paint for Springfield (Mass.) The MacDuffie School.
“I’d say an interior defender and a low post scorer, that’s what I do best,” Tshimanga told Scout shortly after going for 13 points and reeling in 19 rebounds in a win.
Tshimanga owned his area from a rebounding standpoint and pursued the ball with both hands when it came off the rim. While he only recorded three blocks, he certainly impacted many others and was someone the opposition had to account for.
Tshimanga’s brother, Yannick Tshimanga, who is helping him with his recruitment, said that school interest is picking up. Tshimanga currently has scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Providence, Nebraska and SMU, plus interest from Wake Forest.
“We aren’t really worried about the biggest school, we want to get to somewhere where he can get an opportunity to play as a freshman,” Yannick told Scout. “That’s our main thing and he’s come a long way.”
At this point, Tshimanga hasn’t taken any college visits, but those are coming soon.
“We are going to start next month,” Yannick said. “What we wanted to do, was get his academics right.”
“I know for sure we are going to visit Pitt and I know we’ll visit Nebraska,” he added.
Tshimanga is currently regarded as a three-star prosepct on Scout.