At last week’s Pangos All-American camp, the usual suspects did their thing. There were also a number of players that showed that they can hang with the big boys. Georgia point guard Kierre Jordan is a name that comes to mind. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound point guard from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School displayed great quickness and solid play. His name is just beginning to make the rounds on the national circuit.
Jordan was one of the top 40 players and showed skills well enough to make the Cream of the Crop game of the Pangos event. The quick footed floor general relished in the opportunity to improve at the event.
“For me to play so good, it gave me confidence to play really well the rest of the summer,” Jordan said. “I learned about my fundamentals from (camp instructor) Dave Miller. He showed me some little things that I can do on offense and defense. I’d say I’m pretty motivated right now.”
As the starting point guard for the Atlanta Celtics 16 and under, Jordan will have plenty of opportunities to show that his play at the All-American event wasn’t just a flash in the pan. He’ll also play at the Junior ABCD camp.
“I’m hoping to get a chance to show that I’m that good all summer long,” Jordan said.
Outside of summer ball, he is looking forward to another event to showcase his talent. January 22. That date is circled on Jordan’s calendar. That is when his Dunwoody squad will take on South Gwinnett High School, featuring Georgia commits Louis Williams and Mike Mercer. Dunwoody and South Gwinnett were two of the top teams in the Southeast - and perhaps the country - last year. One small detail: The game will be televised by ESPN.
“That’s a big stage but we are kind of used to it. We were on television when we went to the state final four,” Jordan said. “I know it’s not ESPN but it helped us get ready for something bigger. It’s going to be a great match up. I think I’m going to have Mike Mercer. I can’t wait.”
At the moment, there are only three schools - Auburn, College of Charleston and UAB - that are showing an initial interest. Expect that list to grow throughout the summer.