Jordan Tolbert Player Profile
Size: 6-7, 240
Year: RS Senior
High School: As a senior he averaged 17.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.0 blocks as a senior for All Saints Episcopal High School. Tolbert was also an All-City, All-District and All-Area honors as a senior.
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Recruitment: Was a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and rated the No. 30 player in the state of Texas by TexasHoops.com. He originally went to Texas Tech where he made 91 starts over three seasons and totaled more than 1,000 points and averaged almost six rebounds a game as a Red Raider. Despite his successes at Tech, Tolbert was not completely happy as a Red Raider and was at odds with coach Tubby Smith by the end of his Junior season and he left for greener-pastures on the Hilltop with Larry Brown.
Tolbert Sat on the bench due to NCAA transfer rules, but got to practice with the team and learn from Larry Brown and the staff for a year. After Nic Moore and Markus Kennedy did that, it went really well.
Outlook in 2015
Tolbert can be an absolute weapon for SMU. He’s only two inches shorter than Markus Kennedy so it is no surprise that the two forwards are almost identical. The big difference is Tolbert’s ability to stretch the floor. During his last season at Texas Tech, Tolbert shot 30.3 percent from three-point range. He is incredibly athletic and SMU will undoubtedly love to use him in all kinds of high-flying ways. If you ever watched a SMU practice last season, you were aware of Tolbert on the court. He brings another tough presence in the paint and his rim-rattling dunks will bring Moody to its feet. Between Tolbert, Kenney, Ben Moore, and Semi Olejeye , SMU has a lot of athletic forwards that can seriously fly.