Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones

Point Guard

CLASS: 2012

96

SCOUTS GRADE

  • DeSoto, TXHometown
  • DeSoto High School
  • 5-6Height
  • Weight
  • 15Overall Rank
  • 3Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

DFW March Fest-March 11: Jones had the full package on display this weekend as she showed both her skill set and her understanding of the point guard position, especially when put in pick-and-roll situations. She is a very good athlete who can get in the lane in a variety of ways, but when put in ball-screen situations, her advanced skill set and ability to read and react to a defense sets her apart from every guard in the class of 2012, including her DFW teammate Moriah Jefferson. The speedy 5-foot-6 point guard is a handful in the half court because she can score at all three levels. If you leave her open from the perimeter she is an accomplished jump-shooter, in one-on-one situations she has the ability to turn the corner and the confidence to stop on a dime and knock down a pull-up jumper or hit a high arcing floater. If you try to pressure her and turn her into a driver, Jones can finish at the rim or set up a teammate. On almost any other summer team in the country, Jones would be the featured guard and her skill set would be on full display, but playing alongside Jefferson, Jones shows that she has the ability to play off the ball and that she doesn't need to dominate the ball be effective in the half court. (Moore)

Nike Nationals-July 10: Seems to be creating and distributing the ball more than in the past and is doing a good job of it as well. The same individual skills that allow her to get to the rim put her in the position to exploit defensive rotations and make some sharp passes. Still contributed on the scoreboard off the drive and the pull up. Also seemed to be connecting on a legitimate jumper from the 15 foot range. More diversity, more weapons and more headaches for opponents. (Lewis)

Nike Summer Showcase-July. 10: Speed, quickness, ballhandling, you name it, she's got it. A difficult match up for almost any defender, she can hit from the perimeter, penetrate or distribute the ball. Like almost all of the DFW guards. She's an active and aggressive on ball defender with great hands and the ability to turn ballhandlers. She has the focus, intensity and vocal skills to lead virtually any team. (Lewis)

Flava Jam-July 10:With Moriah Jefferson playing for TJack, the leadership of this team was in question, but only for a second as Jones took the reigns without hesitation. She was key to her team's win over Essence in the elite division semifinal. She exploded offensively, for an unofficial 30 points. She has plenty of swagger and the Desoto, Texas, native gave her team confidence by answering every big play Essence made, including back-to-back threes that gave DFW some breathing room late in the game. While she isn't as flashy as Jefferson, she has a certain flare mixed with her all-business toughness that will make her one of the top point guards in the 2012 class. (Hansen)

Midwest Showdown-May 10: If it were possible to go fishing for skilled, quick and athletic guards the DFW program might be the most popular fishing hole in recruiting. The depth of backcourt talent on all of their teams is exceptional and Jordan Jones is just another who's going to have more than her share of scholarship offers when the time comes. The 5-6 point guard has the quickness and explosiveness that keeps any defender scratching her head and guessing at what's coming next. Her acceleration from stationary to full speed is almost instantaneous and her crossover and hesitation moves get defenders stumbling in their stances. When they give her space to create a cushion she makes them pay both on the pull up and from deeper range on the perimeter. On ball she's a scrappy and aggressive defender who has the ability to turn opposing point guards multiple times. She did tire over the course of the weekend, which took an edge off her attack but playing at her pace tends to do that to you. (Lewis)

Notes


Club Team: DFW T-Jack

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