MARQUETTE LOOKS AT 2009 PG
With Dominic James, Wesley Mathews and Jerel McNeal all seniors next season, new Marquette coach Buzz Williams will be looking for guards in the Class of 2009 to form his future nucleus. One possibility is Fort Wayne native Justin Jordan, a lightning quick 5'10 point guard who is playing this spring and summer with the Speice Indy Heat. Doug Ferguson of the NBE Basketball Report filed this scouting report on the guard from his play at the Bill Henlsey Memorial AAU event in Fort Wayne last weekend. Jordan also has interest from Purdue, Michigan and Butler, as well as Marquette an others:
Justin Jordan, 5-10 point guard in the Class of 2009
Top Interest: Purdue, Michigan, Marquette, Butler, Tennessee Tech
Strong Point: Point Guard whose quickness impacts the game on both ends of the floor.
Area of Improvement: Can be a bit careless and loose with the basketball at times causing unnecessary and untimely turnovers.
Skinny: Jordan is a player who is quickly jumping on a lot of team’s radar recently with his lighting quick point guard play. On defense, he hawks his opponent with his tenacious on the ball pressure. A perfect example came less than a minute into this game when he force a five second call in the backcourt, setting the tone for how the game would be played throughout defensively.
On offense, he is raw, but very talented. One thing he does with great proficiency is quarterback the fast break. He has an array of ways to get it done and isn’t always flashy. The bottom line is that he knows a finisher when he sees one and they are the one’s who see the ball at the rim.
His quickness allows him to penetrate the lane at will where he finds perimeter shooters just a easily as he does transition finishers. He also uses a floater in the lane fairly effectively. He is by no means a finished product. He definitely needs to work on his perimeter shooting. He is given a decent cushion by most defenders and improved shooting would make it close to impossible to stop him from penetrating.
See more notes on Justin and news and notes from last weekend's Bill Hensley Memorial Tournament from Doug Ferguson at the NBE Basketball Report