Desert Ridge High School is loaded with basketball talent but one of the lesser known top-rated prospects on the team is 6-foot-7 rising senior forward Billy Jordan. Jordan is a superb talent with excellent bloodlines for the future. Here is my take on one of the better prospects in Arizona's 2017 class.
Jordan is coming off a solid junior season with Desert Ridge High School - helping lead the team to a successful season, although the team was unable to get deep into the state playoffs. Jordan proved this high school season that he is worthy of serious consideration among the better prospects in the class. While he did not put up considerable numbers on the season, he has the athletic potential to become a nice looking prospect.
Jordan is the son of former professional player Billy Jordan Sr. His father was one of the best players to come out of the state, and is very well respected player at all levels. The younger Jordan is a similar player, but still needs to grow into his body physically. As a result, Jordan needs to develop as a player and then he has the potential to really become a division-I prospect for the future.
Jordan recently played for Team Phoenix during the spring evaluation period, but finishied out the spring with Powerhouse Hoops 17U Black, and will continue with the team throught the remainder of July during the evaluation period.
Jordan is a long, rangy forward prospect that is capable of playing both forward positions on the floor. He has a good overall skill level and is capable of scoring inside and out, but is at his best from mid-range. He still needs to develop his ability to score consistently from the perimeter, so his progression in that area of his game will determine just how high he gets recruited this summer. He needs to put on some serious physical strength to reach his maximum potential as a player. A left hander, Jordan is a mis-match as a player - able to score effectively around the basket and also able to rebound outside of his area, both very good qualities for a player.
Jordan's college recruitment looks to be from the such Big Sky Conference programs early such as Weber State, Portland State and Northern Arizona, although he does not currently have any scholarship offers on the table.
Our Arizona Preps' staff will be keeping a close eye on Jordan this summer, looking to see which college programs begin to show interest in him.