Jordan Makes Commitment

High-scoring Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side High School senior Justin Jordan became the sixth member of the Saint Louis University basketball team's recruiting class, according to sources, when he pledged to coach Rick Majerus and the Billikens this morning.

Jordan, a quick 5-foot-11, 180-pound point guard, averaged 27 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game as a senior after averaging 24 points and 5 assists per game as a junior.

Saint Louis University has been searching for a point guard who can back up Kwamain Mitchell, who was one of the top freshmen in the Atlantic 10 this past season, but also play alongside Mitchell to give the Billikens a quicker, more up-tempo backcourt.

The Billikens missed out on point guard prospects like Martavious Irving (Kansas State), Vincent Williams (Georgia) and Vee Sanford (Georgetown) in recent weeks and chose to pass on local players who didn't fit what the coaching staff was looking for.

Jordan becomes the sixth member of SLU's recruiting class for next year, joining Australian forward Cody Ellis and shooting guard Christian Salecich, Ohio forward Jonathan Smith, Kansas shooting guard Jeff Reid and Texas post player Cory Remekun.

The Billikens will have seven freshmen next season, including redshirt freshman shooting guard Femi John. SLU will have five sophomores, with Mitchell, forward Brian Conklin, shooting guard Kyle Cassity and post players Willie Reed and Brett Thompson.

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