Thursday, November 5, 2009

Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year: Jerome Jordan

Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year
Jerome Jordan, C, Senior, Tulsa

For the first time in what feels like forever, a Memphis player is not the Preseason Player of the Year in Conference USA. In fact, there isn’t one Memphis player on the Preseason All-Conference USA team.

Tulsa’s tower of terror gets the nod this season. He is one of the premiere shot-blockers in the country (top ten in the nation last year with 88) and a capable scorer on the low-block. The 7-footer rips down over eight rebounds a game. He is certainly capable of pulling down upwards of nine and a half. That will only help his draft status.

As a recruit, Jordan was a non-factor player. He didn’t play his senior year at Florida Air Academy, a school that consistently pumps out Division I players, due to transfer rules. He didn’t play summer ball after coming to the United States from Jamaica.

Stetson was really the only other true player for his services. A year from now, he could be playing in the NBA.

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't matter- Memphis will still win the conference.