"I just felt like FSU was the best fit for me, so I committted. Everybody was real open and loving when I went down there and the facilities are great and it is in the ACC," added Jordan DeMercy.
gave FSU the edge over Ole Miss?
"It was more so the facilities than
anything else and playing in the ACC. Not to say that the staff at Ole Miss is
not great, but FSU has one of the best shooting guard coaches in the country to
work on my shot. And Coach Hamilton has coached in the NBA. He has connections."
the Ole Miss facilities a negative?
"Actually, their facilities were
improved from what I had heard before I went on my visit. Everybody told me they
were really bad. But they are building a practice facility, so that is good, but
I guess you could say they were a negative compared to FSU. Another negative was
that Ole Miss is in the middle of no where, and I am from Atlanta, so I am use
to the city. Tallahassee has more of a city feel than Ole Miss."
time was an important factor for Jordan. FSU informed DeMercy that he would now
have a chance to be a big role for next year's squad after earlier feeling he
"Coach Hamilton explained to me that he does not determine
playing time until we get there. If I play good, I will get some playing time
as a freshman because they rotate 10 players. By my sophomore year, there is a
possibility I will get a starting spot."
The toughest part of the
decision in choosing FSU over Ole Miss was missing out on an opportunity to play
with one of his best friends and another AAU teammate.
"That was really
the hardest part. Me and Keegan Bell had been talking about going to Ole Miss
for a while, but I have to do what is best for me. I know Keegan and Zach Graham
are going to have great careers with or without me."
What was Keegan
Bell's reaction when Jordan told him he was now going to FSU?
has not answered my call. I have not talked to him since the LSU visit. He said
it went well. He is actually at Vandy this weekend."
Why Jordan DeMercy choose FSU over Ole Miss
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