Jordan Making His Move

Bellaire (Tex.) Episcopal 2007 big man DeAndre Jordan isn't in any rush whatsoever to trim his list. caught up with Jordan at last weekend's Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions and found out what he's thinking about college.

Don't be surprised if DeAndre Jordan turns it on and makes his move this summer. The 6-foot-10 big man out of Episcopal High has the tools, the size and the athletic ability to insert himself into a group of elite players.

Since a breakout Kingwood Classic last year, Jordan has been thought to be a major league talent. However, inconsistent efforts seemingly have kept him right on the fringe of taking the next step as a player.

Jordan hears the whispers about his up and down effort. "We play and we beat teams by a lot of points and sometimes I coast sometimes and it's a lot of criticism but I have to go hard," Jordan said.

Last weekend at the Tournament of Champions, Jordan certainly had his share of moments and he took a step in the right direction. With Jordan, you always think he's a play away from busting through and becoming a dominant force.

The senior-to-be likes where he is right now heading into the meat of the summer schedule. "I think I'm improving my jump shot a lot and I shot a little mid-range jump shot (last Saturday). I'm playing hard all the time; working on my perimeter stuff now. I'm just trying to become an all-around player, not just on the inside."

Jordan has a lot of programs chasing him. Last weekend he hinted at possibly trimming his list down but there's been no official word that he's cut the list. He did indicate a few programs that he thought were on him with a lot of intensity. Texas, Texas A&M, Indiana, LSU and Kentucky, according to Jordan, are keeping close tabs.

"I'm just looking at the style of play for the school and just how the coaching staff is and how the players get involved. I'm just trying to look at the school that is going to develop me to the best of my abilities."

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