"That was tough. I had to play on the JV team for a year. And what was so bad is that our varsity team won State, so to watch it from the bench every game, that was probably the toughest time I have ever had to go through," added Jordan DeMercy.
averaged over 20 points a game as a sophomore and hopes to build on that success
during his senior year.
"I am a real good shooter and I jump pretty
well. Those are my biggest strengths. I am really looking forward to this season.
I just can not wait to get started. We are in our third week of preseason drills.
Everybody is just looking forward to defending our crown."
recruiters see Jordan as a small forward, but some see him as a shooting guard.
tell me I could play a little of both. I am more of a combo guy."
there were one of two things Jordan would like to improve on; what would they
"My ball handling and shooting it a little bit better."
plays for the Georgia Hurricanes (AAU) and plans to take an official visit to
the University of Mississippi with his teammate, Keegan Bell.
is one of my really good friends, really my best friend. We really clicked this
summer, and we talk every day on the phone about our recruitment. We went over
to Vandy last Friday, and we are going to Ole Miss this weekend for our official
How important is it for the two to play together on the next
"That is our main goal, but if it does not work out, we will
remain good friends. But that is our main goal."
Who else will Jordan
take an official visit with this Fall?
"I am going to FSU on September
16th, Vandy on September 23rd, and George Mason on September 30th."
each of these schools offered DeMercy a scholarship?
stands out about FSU?
"They play in the ACC for starters. They started
talking to me right after my season. If I go there, they are telling me my freshman
year I would get a little playing time, and then they said my sophomore year I
would play a big role if I work on my strength and get bigger."
"I have not been on their campus yet, but I am looking forward
to seeing it this weekend. They have been recruiting me since the middle of June.
The SEC is another big time conference. I like their coaches too. I could help
turn their program around and get in a lot of minutes my freshman year."
are Vandy's positives?
"We went out there on Friday for an unofficial
visit. Keegan came with me. We played with their players. I enjoyed the guys there.
Their coaches showed us around town. We went out to eat downtown that night. Their
coaches could not come with us, but they wanted us to get a feel for what it is
like in downtown Nashville. It is the same situation as Ole Miss, I would get
in a lot of minutes my freshman year."
What about George Mason?
flew out of Nashville on Saturday and spent the next two days at George Mason.
I played Saturday night with their team. I played well. I really like the guys
up there. Their coaches made me feel at home. Going up there probably boosted
my level of interest a lot."
While Jordan is on his visit tour, what
will he be looking for?
"Their campus and how close I am with their
coaches. I also want to see how well I fit in with their players. Can I see myself
playing with them for a couple of years?"
Jordan carries a 2.8 GPA
/ 19 ACT.
GA hoops star set to visit OM this weekend
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