Expanding both in his size and his skill set, five-star 2007 prospect DeAndre Jordan of Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas, is ready to hit the AAU circuit and also trim down his school list this spring.
Just under 7-feet and now weighing 240-pounds, Jordan still might not be done growing.
"When I was out with my broken foot, I really put on some pounds," said Jordan. "I also think I have a couple more inches in me, also."
Emerging on the national scene last spring at the Kingwood Classic, Jordan is a prospect with a tremendous amount of potential although much of his talent is still in the developmental stages. He is a long, lefty who can impact the game in the paint on either end. Although till in the process of refining his post moves, Jordan is now focused on his perimeter game.
"I'm facing up to the basket a lot more now," he said. "I'm really working on my midrange game. I've improved my outside game and am working on the fundamentals of shooting off screens and off the dribble."
A host of schools including Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Connecticut, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech have extended offers according to Jordan. He noted that although North Carolina has not yet offered, the Tar Heels are in the mix as well.
"I like all of them really," he said. "I know that I need to narrow down the list soon. I'd like to have the list down to five or six schools by May."
Scheduled to take one of the college prep tests in April, Jordan will visit schools in either the summer or the fall.
Jordan finished his junior season averaging 16.5 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks per game.