Sibert Has Big Tournament; Picks Up Offers

Over the course of the spring Jordan Sibert, of the 2010 class, played well, but this past week the talented guard stepped up his effort and picked up a handful of new scholarship offers.

With over 35 coaches lined up in the bottom gym at the Fifth Third Arena, Jordan Sibert and his All-Ohio Red teammates came back from a big deficit to knock the North Carolina Raptors last week during pool play in the adidas It Takes 5ive Classic.

While the comeback was significant for All-Ohio Red, even more important was the standout play Sibert, of Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton.

"I think it went great," he said of his play during the event. "I spent a lot of time in the gym preparing for it and I'm glad that God showed his favor on me and I was able to perform the way I did."

Sibert, who is surrounded by a handful of high-major prospects on All-Ohio Red, took over at times during the event and proved to be one of the better scorers on the team.

"I feel like I can always do that," Sibert said. "It was more of me being more relaxed and the more relaxed I am the better I play. I had a relaxed feel and I was feeling the game and I was confident in myself."

Over the course of the spring and summer, Sibert has stepped up his intensity. He gets to the basket more often and his jump shot has been consistent. His upgrade in play has brought on increased attention.

"I've seen a huge increase in colleges and people talking to me," the 6-foot-4 shooting guard said. "I've seen a huge increase from the spring to after this first week in July."

At this point he holds scholarship offers from Tennessee, Ohio State, Louisville, Minnesota, West Virginia and Cincinnati. Wake Forest, Xavier and Butler have also shown interest.

"Right now I'm just trying to get a feel for it." he said of his recruitment. "I want to get a feel for which colleges are really interested in me and see what program best fits my style.

"As the year goes on and more and more people start to come out, that's when I'm going to start breaking things down and get more into this whole recruiting process."

According to Sibert, he has yet to take an unofficial visit, but it's something that he hopes to do in August. He said he'd like to take a look at Ohio State, Tennessee, Miami (Fla.) and Louisville in the near future.

"By the time this whole thing is over with I'm probably going to want to see some more," Sibert added.

Before he takes visits, Sibert first will participate with All-Ohio Red in the AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals in Orlando (Fla.).

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