Marcus Jordan: Potential 1st rounder?
I sit here and think about the potential players coming in the next couple seasons and one sticks out: Marcus Jordan from UCF
What do we make of him? Remember, he was the one with better schools offering him over his brother. He's havin a solid season so far as a Soph (16ppg, 2rpg, 2apg with 48% 3 shooting). I suggest the 6-3 Jordan move over to point guard so he can be a combo guard similar to current Dukie Nolan Smith. Another aspect of his game I like, defense. I feel if he came into the NBA, I think his defense would be good and can keep him in the NBA for 7-10 seasons.
What do you think? I could see him being a more defensive verison of Eric Gordon a little bit. What do you think?
Note: I'm not talking this years draft but his senior draft in 2 years.
It's going to take more than upsetting Flroida to put this kid on the radar. People need to stop tripping. He's looking better though.
I didn't even know they upsetted Florida lol
Be real the only reason he gets drafted if that or a tryout is because of his name same with Ewing Jr
The only reason we even know him is because he's Jordan's kid. Highly doubt he gets drafted unless some team does it as a favour to Jordan (Chicago) ala Knicks picking Ewing's kid.
He lacks elite athleticism to make up for the fact that he is 6'2 and a combo gaurd, but if he can work on his ball handeling and playmaking I do think he can be a solid PG off the bench and a good defensive player. I was at the USF v UCF game and he is a good player who can play defense and should be drafted if he continues his progress the next two years as he has so far in his career. He would get a shot if his name was Marcus Jones.
HAHAHAHA THIS THREAD IS TOO FUNNY AS OF NOW
I'm not saying: If he came out today, would he be a 1st rounder
I'm saying: if he played PG more and get the position down in college, I think he could be a low 1st, high 2nd type guy. Wiz, he has talent. He's balling well from the stats I saw. I plan on viewing a couple games down the line but the fact that when I saw him last year he looked like a good defender and he's shooting 48 from 3.
We can name tons of guys in the 28-45 range. I think he could be in that range IMHO
Damion James, Dominique Jones, Greivis Vasquez, Terrico White are some names from late 1st early 2nd from this past draft he isnt on their level he isnt even better than Clemente who I thought should have been drafted
Those guys were 2 juniors a senior and a sophomore who came out early and fell. He is suggesting if he stays in school.
Thos number are pretty good and one would assume they get better.
Kinda reminds me of Willie Warren only with a little more D and a little less outside shooting. He'll have every opportunity to be an NBA player, and I think he'll get picked up in the late 2nd when he comes out. He's a 6'3'' combo guard playing for a small school, and nothing about that says 1st rounder to me.
Class really doesn't have to do with talent all of those players put up numbers immediately except Damion James who played behind Durant, Greivis behind DJ
Really small school combo gaurd doesn't sound good, you just described Stuckey, Steph Curry, Elliot Williams Dominque Jones, and Jordan Crawford.
People hate on him because he is jordan's kid. But i do think, if he gets Better in 2 years as a senior he could be drafted late first round and down 25-60 range if and only if he gets better. He is pretty good, i'm tired of people underrating him. But thats what happens when youre the son of a Hall of Famer
How did Elliot WIlliams go to a very small school?
No one said very anywhere
Ok, how did Elliot Williams go to a really small school?
if he gets drafted in the first round I will quit watching basketball.....
Marcus Jordan reminds me of Keith Bogans, I think he will have an NBA career, but I just dont see him being a 1st round prospect. Marcus has a strong body for a guard just like Bogans.
Isnt his brother (Jeff Jordan) the more athletic and quicker Jordan? I thought he was the better player in high school, but it looks like Marcus has improved alot more since.
Rodney Stucky is 6'5'', Dominique Jones is 6'4'' as is Jordan Crawford, Elliot Williams played for Memphis which is currently ranked #15 and played in a National Championship 2 years ago, and Steph Curry is a point guard.
There are dozens of the same kind of players that are in the NBDL and overseas right now, I just don't have time to list all of them. I'm sorry a 6'3'' combo guard, without a great outside shot who plays against mid level competition doesn't scream first rounder to me. Jordan's son or not, you can throw it in my face if he gets chosen in the 1st round. I think he's a mid-late 2nd rounder.
His father is an owner.
i guess the apple fell pretty far from the tree
6'3 and 6'4 isn't much different and he is shooting around 50% from behind the arc so far this year but he doesn't rely on his outside shooting because he can take it to the rim and has a decent floater similar to D.Jones. Also Memphis plays the same competition. And I don't think he is a first rounder, maybe one day I don't know, I'm only arguing the small school and combo gaurd can't be a first rounder part of it.
No Ewing Jr didn't get invites and tryouts because of his name he got it because he was dominating at the pre draft camps and workouts. Jordan will not be able to work on his PG skills while in the game because He's such a good scorer they are gonna need him at the 2. He should get a tryout if not drafted in the second round if he continues to get better every year ( 8ppg as a freshman 16 as a soph). He has ALL the resources you can ask for at his disposal ( I'm sure if MJ called Chris paul and said work with my son on his point guard skills Paul would do it that same day)
You're right Quincey, it was even evident in the opportunity Steph Curry had working out with Chris Paul before the 09 Draft. A guy like Damien Wilkins comes to mind as a guy who switched schools in college and really wasn't an NBA player coming out, but worked hard using the resources and connections that his father and uncle had to become a legit NBA player. Patrick Ewing Jr. is on the same track, he was drafted because he is 6'8'' can jump out of the gym and has Patrick Ewing for a father, but he has used those resources to become a more complete player and if he's not in an NBA uniform at the end of the season, he will be next year.
Jordan will have those opportunities too, if he has 1/5th of the work ethic ( I think he does) of his dad he will be an NBA player. Nepitism gets you an it, but its up to the player to make it happen. I'm a huge Jordan fan so I've followed him and his brother Jeff ( who I think is not an NBA player ) since they've been in the college ranks, so I'm familiar with Marcus. If he were a couple inches taller, he'd be a late 1st round prospect, but he's not. Teams aren't going to gamble on him because of his name, but he's made an impact to his team this year and I expect him to improve.
There is also the idea that he could possibly grow and inch which even if he works on his point guard skills. With his athleticism and defensive ability, he could get some attention. I remembered people said that Damien Wilkins got and NBA job because of his Uncle and dad yet Damien has been solid in the league for a while and is back once again after falling through the cracks mainly because of the Minny situation where they don't know what they are trying to do and take 4 swingman. Marcus has to know the game really well because most coach's son or ex NBA's player's sons know the game real well. Some just don't have to talent. Marcus could possible be a late 1st early second.
Possible but very unlikely. Its rare that a player grows some more after there soph year. I dont think anyone is counting on that happening( At least i hope he's not banking on that). And he probably isn't even 6'3 (we all know most players get shorter once they are measured at the combine)
Damien Wilkins always had the talent even back when he was a All American on the Number one Hs team int he country
Yeah, Shelton, Damien got the opportunities because of his lineage, but he worked hard and deserved it and that's why he's had a long career. He may have gotten a 2nd or 3rd look because of his name, but having the last name Wilkins didn't give him a 10 year career as a solid player.
I think his best bet is working on his point guard skills, take a look at the guy (dude has had a beard since high school) and you'll see he isn't going to grow an inch, but he is a hell of an athlete and is having a very good soph year so far.
No he;s not his father and he might not ever be a great player but he will be playing pro ball somewhere wether thats overseas or in the nba. For him to get in first round discussion he has to have a tournament run like Stephen Curry had for Davidson. Also his school has to schedule more tough opponents to help get him the noteworthy competition that will make him stand out as a player. Also I wouldn't dought this guy he lea UCF in an upset of Florida who has Kenny Boyton who was considered a feature first round talent and he outplayed him. The difference between him and Patrick Ewing jr. is that Ewing jr. was never the best player on his team I believe Marcus Jordan is.
of course he's a "potential" first round pick
This guy is a lock down defender he kind of reminds me of Marcus Banks...dont know about the first round.
I like Marcus Jordan he is a good kid but he is not an NBA prospect....he was the fifth best prospect on his HS team....