He's the best sophomore prospect in the state...
Most scouting services have Jordan ranked anywhere from #1 to #5. He's usually right in the mix with D.J. Richardson (Peoria Central), Michael Haynes (Washington), Xavier Humphrey (Fenwick), Chris Colvin (Young), Darius Smith (Marshall) and D'Mitri Riggs (Bloomington).
Haynes was very impressive when I saw him this season, he's much improved. Right now, Smith is the best sophomore high school player. He fills up a stat sheet and has proven his worth in high pressure games.
However, nobody else on that list has the athleticism, strength, speed and explosiveness that Jordan demonstrated last night against Hales. I'm not sure if it translated on the television, but he is a force. Everyone knew he was driving to the basket and no one could stop him. That's very rare to see with a sophomore.
I showed up early last night to catch the sophomore game. Loyola's highly-touted freshmen, Robbie Wennington and Chance Carter, are very talented players. But Hales freshman Brandon Spearman was the best player on the court. He could be a special one.