From My Sporting Perspective
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Back to the Old Spice Classic. During it, Jordan had 56 points and 18 assists in two of the games. Then everyone seemed to know who Jared Jordan was.

During most of Jared's senior year at Marist, he led the team in points, assists, rebounds, and minutes. In a game against Marist's rival, Siena, and the game seemingly slipping away, Jared took over. In that game, he had 24 points to go along with a triple-double. Marist ended up winning by nine. Then a couple of days later, he did it again. Against Niagara, who was invited to the NCAA Tourney, he had 17 points in five minutes in the win.

The thing about Jordan is, he has amazing court vision and an off-the-charts basketball IQ. Fran Fraschilla was quoted saying, "Great point guards see all other nine players on the court. Jordan sees the game in slow motion. It's a rare ability. And he plays basketball like it's chess -- always two or three moves ahead. You can't coach that IQ."

Jordan says that if he makes it to the League, he would have to be put in the right situation: a West Coast team that plays up and down. He would have to prove all the doubters wrong in the NBA. He did that before when his family moved into the city (Hartford), where he knew no one. His grade school coach (he was in 4th grade at the time) took him all over the city playing against older guys in pickup games. He even practiced with the varsity team that year.

But for Marist the season's ending was disappointing. They were upset in the MAAC tourney semifinals which ended their dream of the NCAA tourney. But they did compete in the NIT where they upsetted heavily-favored Oklahoma State of the Big 12. They then lost in the second round to NC State  by six points.

As for the NBA teams interested in him? Among them are the Suns, Spurs, Clippers, Pistons, and Wizards. People think he will be an early second round steal for some team. Some, though, think he could go as early as late first round. His future depends on how well he does in Orlando in the upcoming weeks.

All we can do is wait.

 

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