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St. Louis junior coming on strong

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When five-star guard B.J. Young transferred to McCluer North on the outskirts of St. Louis for his senior season, Jordon Granger was given an opportunity. People already knew about Granger, but with Young now on his team he'd get even more exposure.
So far this season, the 6-foot-7 junior power forward has reacted well. On the season, the swift and lengthy four-man has been averaging just shy of 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per contest.
"The season for me is going well," Granger told Rivals.com. "I have good teammates, I try to work out every day after practice. I'm just trying to get better."
While he is slender, Granger has excellent balance, allowing him to bounce off guys. The three-star has high-level quickness as well. He runs the floor, is active on the glass and has some offense facing the hoop.
"My biggest strengths are my athleticism and my mid-range jumper," Granger said. "It helps out a lot to be able to shoot. I'm working on my ballhandling, my outside jumper and getting on the glass more."
While he'll undoubtedly get more looks this summer while running with the St. Louis Eagles, recruiting has started off well for Granger.
"I've got 13 offers and Missouri and Illinois have been on me pretty hard right now," Granger said. "Tulsa, Arkansas, Saint Louis University, Missouri State, Illinois State, Detroit and a lot of other schools are on me too."
Granger doesn't plan on cutting down his list or setting any visits until the end of the summer. He does, however, have an idea of what conferences he prefers.
"I'm actually most interested in the Big 12 conference, the Big Ten and the Big East," Granger said. "I like the Big East because they are physical and athletic. The Big 12 has fast and slow-down offenses, and in the Big Ten they get down and get it.
"Most important will be my relationship with the coaches and how I feel I will fit in on their offense and defense."
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