2008 point guard Jordan Theodore thrust himself into the national spotlight at the Nike Peach Jam this summer by leading the Gauchos 16-under squad to a championship and leading the event in scoring. Theodore, 6-foot, 170-ounds from Paterson (N.J.) Catholic High School, now has a number of schools hot on his trail.
Although it is early in the recruiting process and Theodore is far from formulating a school list, he did rattle off some schools he thinks highly of.
"I like Gonzaga, Seton Hall, Miami, Cincinatti, Louisville and Georgetown," said Theodore. "St. Joe's, Pittsburgh and Florida along with some others are recruiting me. It's early, and I'm still just trying to get a feel for things."
So far, Seton Hall is the only school to have offered Theodore, but expect the offers to start rolling in for the all purpose point guard.
A tough competitor, Theodore averaged 15 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals per game as a sophomore.
"I'm a guard who does everything," he said. "Whatever the coach needs me to do, I'm ready to do it. I'll score, rebound or get my teammates involved by passing the ball. And of course, defense always comes first."
Even with the recent addition of Theo Davis to the Gonzaga roster, it does seem unusual that Gonzaga would go after a guard from Jersey. Theodore commented on Gonzaga and what he is looking for in a college.
"Gonzaga has been in contact with me, and I've always liked them," he said. "My mom likes them a lot too. They could be a good fit for me as a point guard. They play a point guard game.
"That's important to me, but more importantly, I'm looking for a school that will benefit me as a player and a person. I definitely want to play for a good coach."
Theodore is the No. 85 ranked prospect in the class of 2008.