Jordan Howell came into this season with high expectations, according to his coach, Dan Bell at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama.
"But Jordan had some trouble getting going because he had some auto immune problem," Bell told us. "But he has done a great job since then. We are 15-5 right now."
Yes, expectations are high for Howell. So far this year, Howell has averaged close to 14 points and seven assists. "The best thing he does is run the show from the point guard position," Bell said. "Jordan can also shoot it. During a five game stretch, he knocked down 24 three-pointers. So when you have a point guard who can shoot it like that he is a real catch."
The catch has already made a commitment to Georgia. Howell, a member of the 2003 class, is thrilled he will play in the SEC. "He doesn't have to score to enjoy playing," Bell said. "Jordan is a great kid. Even if he shoots it four or five times, it won't matter to win. He just wants to win."
Howell, a 6-4, 170-pound point guard, was a player such schools like Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and Georgia Tech took a look at this season. "He's a real good player who will be at Georgia for four years," Bell said.
"I think some coaches are getting tired of recruiting guys who are not around for the four years. And that's the great thing about Jordan. You get a very good player who around for four years."
Howell shoots it 45 percent from beyond the three-point line and 85 percent from the free throw line.