2016 Guard Impresses at Tourney

One of the biggest revelations from the MaxPreps Holiday Classic this last week was the emergence of a 2016 point guard who said he grew up a UCLA fan...

One of the biggest takeaways from the MaxPreps Holiday Classic this week was the emergence of 2016 prospect Jordan Ford.

A 6-foot lead guard, Ford impressed on Friday with his ability not only run a team, but also score.

"I've been playing good," Ford told Scout.com following his teams win on Friday. "My teammates really let me be the general on the floor and when we are down they let me take over and I appreciate that from them."

Ford has a solid handle, has good vision and makes good decision. From a scoring standpoint, he's confident in his floater and showed he could score them with either hand. He's also a good shooter to three and can hit mid-range pull-ups.

"Usually I distribute, but I like to score more if my team really needs it," Ford explained.

"I can really shoot the jumper," he added. "I can lock up [on defense]. I handle the ball and pressure really well and I make good passes."

Although just a sophomore, Ford, who played for Play Hard Play Smart on the summer circuit, has begun to hear from college coaches.

"I have an offer from UTEP and an offer from Northridge," Ford said. "I have interest from UCLA and Cal and Portland and San Jose State."

While the Bruins haven't offered, Ford said he's talked to their staff.

"I've talked to UCLA," he said. "They just asked me what I knew about the school and he told me if anyone asked me that I'm being recruited by them."

Did Ford grow up following a college team?

"Yeah," he responded. "UCLA. Big fan."

Ford is currently averaging 29.8 points and 5.2 assists per game.

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