PHILADELPHIA – Rysheed Jordan of Vaux (PA) is one of America’s elite point guards in the crop of 2013 prospects.
He showed why on Saturday at the Philly Reebok Showdown Series, turning in an impressive performance for his Philly Pride team. After the contest, The Shiver had the chance to speak with the 6’4 floor general to talk recruiting.
Jordan rattled off a list of scholarship offers that included Temple, La Salle, Drexel, Villanova, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Pitt, Georgetown, and St. Joe’s.
He noted that others have offered as well and said he has no favorites at this point. Additionally, Jordan does not have a timetable for a commitment, but does have plans to trim his list.
“I’ll probably narrow it down like in July,” Jordan said, adding that he does not definitely know of any schools that will make the cut.
Jordan said that Kansas, Pitt, La Salle, Syracuse, Maryland, and Temple are the programs coming at him the hardest.
As far as visits go, Jordan has tripped to Maryland, Georgetown, Temple, and La Salle, and he has one other visit in the works.
“I’ll probably go to Syracuse like June 25th,” Jordan said.
While location “doesn’t matter” to Jordan, he discussed some of the factors he is taking into consideration as he looks for a school.
“Somewhere I can just play right away, go to school [and] get my degree,” Jordan said.
The City of Brotherly Love star stated that he will likely be majoring in sports management when he gets to college.
Jordan has been in touch with Kansas head coach Bill Self and he talked about what the Jayhawk head man has been saying to him.
“Well, the coach is saying he’s really interested in me,” Jordan said. “He said I fit their style of play on offense and defense. He tells me how bad they want me.”
Jordan also talked about the relationship that he is developing with coach Self.
“We’re on and off, we aren’t really close, we speak when he calls me,” Jordan said. “When he gets the time, he calls me.”
Like the other schools on his list, the Kansas coaches still have time to build their relationships with Rysheed Jordan, as the rising senior seems to be in no hurry to make his college choice.