Posted On: 05/26/17 3:55 PM
2019 guard Jordan Smith is nicknamed Turbo for a reason.
The 6’0″, 160 lbs. has pure speed. He also has very good handles and is a very unselfish player. He sets up his teammates for baskets in transition and isn’t afraid to mix it up defensively with is anticipation.
He played an integral rotational role in the success of Titusville a season ago as the Terriers went 26-3 and made it to the Class 6A region semifinal before losing to eventual state champion Leeburg.
Smith said he took away a lot from his sophomore campaign.
“I learned how to be a better leader,” Smith told Prep Hoops Florida. “Playing behind two seniors was hard but it made me want to grind harder every day and they made me a lot better.
“My role this year is to be a great leader and to make everyone better and to get everyone involved. I don’t want anyone on my team to feel like it’s just me. I want them to have confidence in themselves that they can play and I just want to win some games.”
Smith joined Showtime Ballers this summer and says he feels like he’s been with the program for years.
“There really isn’t a word to describe how great the program is. I’m just thankful to be apart of it,” he said. “I’m committed to Showtime. I love the program because there is no hate, everybody in the program wants to see the next man be great and I love that. Diana [Neal] is one of the coolest coaches I’ve ever had.”
Before he started playing basketball at age 11, Smith was a football player from elementary school to 7th grade. He says he quickly fell in love with his work on the court and he’s stuck with basketball ever since.
He called his handles his biggest strength. Smith wants to improve his ability to finish around the rim.
Currently, no offers have come for the rising junior, but he has garnered interest from Charlotte, American and Liberty Christian.
With a plethora of talented point guards in the state of Florida, Smith is going to have to do everything in his power to standout this season. He showed it plenty off the bench, but now he’s in for a bigger part at Titusville. Look for Smith to bring his game to new horizons. He is a low Division I, high Division II prospect.