In the season opener on Monday night against Tyrel Reed and Burlington (KS) High School, Jordan Embers scored 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting while Reed, a Kansas signee, guarded him throughout the game.
Embers hit four 3-pointers in the game and added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
"I was real excited," said Embers prior to the matchup with Reed. "It was a challenge. Nobody thought that I was supposed to be good against him. I didn't have much pressure and shots started to fall."
Reed scored 29 points to lead his team to a victory.
"Tyrel is real good," Embers said. "We double-teamed him all game. He's quick, fast, and all that good stuff. We were so focused on him that some other guys hurt us."
Embers, who has a good stroke from the outside, had a strong showing at the 2006 Kansas Battle of the Rankings Camp going up against some of the state's best players. Embers was named a Gold All-Star and ranked the second-best junior at the camp behind Ty Modupe, a 6-foot-7 forward receiving high-major interest.
Embers has preliminary interest from Evansville, , Creighton, Long Beach State, Drake, Western Illinois, and Davidson.
Embers Scores 23 in Loss to KU Signee
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