Today, we got the news that it is now sure that Earl Boykins won’t join Lietuvos Rytas in replacement of Darrell Mitchel. However, the Lithuanian Euroleague team signed another PG to help them for the upcoming months.
I speak of Jared Jordan, a classic Point Guard coming out of Marist. And when you hear Jordan, you directly think on things like this. But with Jared, you won’t see plays like that. He does not look like a high flyer, and he won’t put up scoring records either. According to Draftexpress, he looks a lot more like the old-school European pass first PG.
the ability to run a team is certainly developed above the shoulders, and tends to translate over better than other tools. Jordan might be undersized and a step slow, but this week he proved once and for all just what a special point guard he was at Marist and will be as a professional. The first two games were run almost to perfection – Jordan handled more athletic defenders with relative ease, created basket after basket with crisp full court passing and dazzling looks from within offensive sets.
Good Luck Jared, and I hope you will like Lithuania a bit more than your country man Kerry Gibson.