Precocious 2015 Guard Making Name For Self

The Illinois Wolves have had a long history of great point guards. Many have made their way to Champaign including Demetri McCamey and Tracy Abrams. The program has a young guard who might be another player with the skills to play in the Big 10.

Jordan Ash will be a freshman next year at Bolingbrook High School. The class of 2015 point guard is playing up an age level as the starting point guard for the 15 and Under Illinois Wolves. He is a prospect Illinois will surely be tracking over his career.

He likes the Illini program, especially its head coach.

"Bruce Weber is a phenomenal coach. I like his coaching. They have a lot of great players and coaches."

Ash says he is a big fan of college basketball in general and doesn't have one specific team that is his dream school. But he does support the home state school.

"Being in Illinois, you have to root for the home team."

He describes his game as a pure point who can score.

"I like to lead the team and make good passes."

What are the strengths in his game?

"Shooting, attacking the basket, and passing."

He feels his style of play could fit into the Illinois system.

"The way Demetri McCamey plays, I could see my game fitting in there. I play a little bit like him."

The former Illinois floor general is a player Ash looks up to, and both played for the Illinois Wolves.

"He is a great person to look up to from the point guard position."

Last year, Ash played for Humphrey Middle School. He had a productive season and helped lead his team to the sectionals. This upcoming season he will play for Bolingbrook High School. The lefty is looking forward to playing high school basketball in a state and city with such great talent.

"Basketball in Illinois is phenomenal! There are a lot of great players that come out of Chicago. It is a great basketball state."

It is quite a statement for Ash to be the starting point guard for one of the most prestigious AAU programs in the state while playing up an age level. He likes the challenge of playing against older players.

"Really, when you are out on the court everyone is the same age in my mind. I have to get stronger and get used to the speed of the game."

The growing 6-footer has enjoyed playing with the Wolves.

"It has gone pretty well. It is a great learning experience, even though we are just getting started. I have learned a lot from our coaches. It has been great."

Ash talked about his play this spring.

"It has been okay. I could do a lot better. Being a point guard, I have been a great facilitator and great leader."

The youngster will continue to progress with his game over the summer. He has all the tools to be a high major point guard in the class of 2015.


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