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Derreck
29th April 2009, 11:19
http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=95675&season=2009&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncb %2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fplayer%3frecruitId%3d956 75%26season%3d2009

Evaluation

April, 2009: Jordan is a legitimate 7-footer who plays the game like a European big man. He likes to step away from the basket and shoot jumpshots out to 15 feet. He displays a very nice touch on his jumper and can consistenly knock them down. He is very thin so a Division I strength program will be a big part of his development. Right now he has limited post moves and is not a power player but added strength will help him in this part of his game. He is considered a top 10 center and a top 30 prospect overall among Australia's 2009 prospects. He needs to become more assertive and bring a consistent effort when he arrives at N.C. State next season.

They gave him a grade of 84.

Matt Nicholson
29th April 2009, 12:24
Sounds like a Nowitzki-esque player.

Hit the gym, Jordan...

LSmith
29th April 2009, 12:34
Good stuff Derreck. Anyword as to when he arrives on campus? If he comes during the summer the coaches can get an early start on beefing him up.

Derreck
29th April 2009, 12:36
Good stuff Derreck. Anyword as to when he arrives on campus? If he comes during the summer the coaches can get an early start on beefing him up.

There is a chance Jordan will be here for the second summer session.

Mad Gene Vane
29th April 2009, 16:03
What does an 84 rank by ESPN translate to? Who would be comparable?

Anyway, the Vandendberg signing fills a need. I think Lowe is going for six players this class. I wonder if he will use up all the scholarships or save it for next year, if he doesn't get a marque player like Wall or even Painter.

Prowling Woofie
29th April 2009, 16:32
A link to the ESPN Grading Scale -

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=2639514

An 84 ranks JV as a 2-3 year starter at a mid-major. Training Table and Weight Room should make the difference between mid-major starter and ACC contributor.