One of the top overall junior college prospects still available this spring is Glendale Junior College's 6-foot-9, 215-pound sophomore post Jordan Didier. A division-I transfer from Texas A&M Corpus Christie this past season, Didier proved to be a consistent double-double performer down the stretch for Glendale JC head coach Damin Lopez this season. Still available late this spring, Didier is a nice recruiting target for a college program in search of immediate production from the four position.
Didier's best asset as a low-post prospect is his tremendous versatility as a face-up four-man, and a nice ability to stretch the defense out to three-point distance. Didier also proved this season that he can score in a variety of ways around the basket - utilizing a good jump hook and up-and-under moves inside to keep his defender off balance.
Didier would average 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per/game this season for Glendale JC, and providing a consistent low-post threat for the Gauchos for much of the season.
Didier, who also spent a post-graduate season at local Westwind Prep International after graduating from St. Mary’s HS in 2010, signed with Texas A&M Corpus Christi during the spring of 2011. Didier also received serious interest from Cal State Bakersfield, San Francisco, Northern Arizona and Illinois State before making his college decision.
Didier would play as a freshman for the division-I program, before red-shirting last season in his second year at the school. After sitting out what would have been his sophomore season, Didier landed at GCC where he played this season as a red-shirt sophomore.
Currently, Didier has received his most interest from San Jose State, Binghamton, South Carolina Upstate, Praire View A&M and Point Loma University.
Didier is looking to make his college decision very soon and is hopeful to land a decision before the end of the month.
I will continue to follow the college recruitment of Didier closely this month, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: While Didier stands 6-foot-9, 215-pounds, he is capable of playing both forward spots on the floor. Didier is a very versatile low post performer that has good skillsets on the perimeter, capable of stepping outside and shooting the basketball from 15-18 feet with consistency. He possesses a very soft touch from the outside, and is even capable of putting the ball on the floor and getting to the basket as well. He also has developed a good low-post game with excellent footwork and a nice jump hook, with several up-and-under moves. Didier is solid defensively although he needs continued focus in this area. Didier could become a force, as he has a very long and rangy of body. He has good lateral quickness for his size and has become a strong offensive rebounder and a capable shotblocker, although he needs to continue to focus on this area of his game to maximize his potential as a prospect. He has struggled defending bigger, stronger players in the low post, so toughness will be a key factor in his college recruitment. Didier’s best attribute though is his tremendous personality and basketball IQ. A very mature young man, Didier speaks very well, and carries himself in a mature manner. Needs focus on the basketball court to reach his full potential. Has some upside.