Jordan Breaks Down Decision

Aaron Jordan said he's been considering a commitment to Illinois for a while, but see what sold him on the program.

Illinois fans have been on commitment watch for Plainfield East guard Aaron Jordan for a while now, but consider that complete with Jordan's commitment to Illinois on Saturday following the win over Penn State.

Jordan, a 2015 shooting guard, joins Simeon's D.J. Williams in that class. Jordan had mulled the commitment for a while, but said that the momentum of the program and the history at Illinois made the Illini stand out for him.

"Coach Groce is doing nothing but great things at Illinois," Jordan said, "and since it was legends day, that made today really special."

When Jordan is hitting from outside, he's deadly. A prolific shooter, he has great length and has started to become more versatile.

"I'm a vertical guard and a great shooter," he said. "I've been getting stronger, and my shooting off the dribble has improved."

Often stereotyped as a shooter, Jordan insists that he's working hard to be a more complete player.

"I'm versatile and not just a shooter. I can do a lot more," he said. "I don't see any of my skills in specific as underrated. I can do a little bit of everything."


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