Jordan Preparing for Junior Campaign

DeAndre Jordan has a fistful of offers from big-time programs. Right now, though, he's getting ready for his high school team to open the season.

Active 6-foot-10 power forwards don’t come along that often, so when they do every school in the country tries to attract them to their program.  DeAndre Jordan, of Episcopal HS in Bellaire, TX, is what many would consider an active big man.

The 10th ranked power forward in his class runs the floor very well and is known as a very athletic shot blocker.  That’s probably why a number of top notch schools are after him.

Jordan has so many scholarship offers that he couldn’t remember them all.  The ones he could remember were the offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona, LSU, Tennessee, UNC, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

“It’s going well,” Jordan said of the recruiting process.  “I mean, I like everyone right now that’s talking to me.  I’m just trying to enjoy the experience.” 

The 22nd ranked player in the class of 2007 already knows what he’s looking for in a school.  He wants a school that relates to his style of play.

“I mean it doesn’t have to be a big school, it’s more about how I feel on my visit and how the team and their style of play is,” Jordan claimed.  “And my relationship with the coaches and the team chemistry is important.”

However Jordan hasn’t taken any visits yet and he says that at this point none of the schools stick out above the others.

“I’m interested in everybody that’s recruiting me right now.  I don’t have any favorites or anything like that.”

Right now Jordan is preparing for the high school season.  His high school team just started practice not to long ago and he thinks they have a good chance at winning state.

“I think we’re going to be pretty good this year,” Jordan said.  “I think we have a chance to win the whole thing.” 

At this point Jordan is working hard at trying to improve his perimeter defense as well as his mid-range jump shot before the season starts.  He also mentioned that his hands are one of the best things that he is able to bring to the table.

“I can finish with both hands.  I can power it inside and I’m quick off my feet.” 


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