Lefty Sharpshooter Ignites Early D-1 Interest

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan had a chance to speak to Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart about one of his better shooters ...

The Albany City Rocks roster is stocked with good, young talent for the next few years. One of the better shooting prospects is Jordan Stevens, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound shooting guard who competes for Saratoga Springs High School in Saratoga, New York.

"He is one of our best prospects," Hart said. "He has done some pretty special things already and he is just a sophomore."

A member of the 2009 class, you can expect Stevens to receive some serious evaluation time from many of the high division one programs. There are several reasons why Jordan will get some looks.

"He has a great stroke from the outside," Hart said. "And he's also athletic. Add those two skills together and he has a chance to be a special player."

While in the seventh grade and possessing a height of 6-foot-2, Hart said Stevens dunked in a basketball game. "When do you see that from a seventh grade and with his size?"

The lefty also has some intangibles in his game, according to Hart. "He has a very good feel for the game," Hart stated. "He sees things on the court and helps his teammates."

Syracuse and Georgia Tech are among the early schools that happen to express some recent serious interest. But it's likely many more schools will jump in when they have a chance to watch Stevens play over the next several months.

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