DeAndre Jordan Staying With Choice

When Billy Gillispie left for Kentucky, fans in College Station weren't sure what Texas A&M's prized recruit, 6-foot-11 senior DeAndre Jordan, was going to do. Well, the talented big man has made up his mind.

Mark Turgeon can finally sleep.

The new Texas A&M head coach was informed that his top signee, talented 6-foot-11 senior DeAndre Jordan, will honor his letter-of-intent with the Aggies.

"I've decided I am going to stay at Texas A&M next year and honor my commitment and I will be there June 1st for summer school," Jordan said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports out of Houston.

It was unclear at first whether the Christian Life Academy (Texas) standout would ask out of his letter-of-intent after Billy Gillispie left College Station for Kentucky.

However, Jordan informed Turgeon on Sunday that he still planned to play at Texas A&M.

According to sources, Turgeon will also keep three more Gillispie signees in the fold: guards B.J. Holmes and Derrick Lewis and athletic forward Nathan Walkup. Holmes and Walkup are both from Houston while the 6-foot-3 Lewis hails from Tulsa.

However, Jordan is the prize of the recruiting class and is considered one of the elite big men in the country.

The Aggies lose guard Acie Law IV and forward Antanas Kavaliauskas, but Turgeon still has a team capable of getting back to the NCAA tournament. Joseph Jones and Jordan will form a potent 1-2 punch along the frontline and the Aggies return guards Dominique Kirk and Donald Sloan and wing Josh Carter.


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