Posted On: 09/9/17 3:45 PM
Detroit King point guard Jordan Whitford may not be a big name just yet, but looks to be one of the very best 2019 guards in the Metro Detroit area.
Prep Hoops’ number sixty-four prospect for 2019 has a tight handle and shiftiness that allows him to get separation on defenders on a consistent basis. Add in a nice jumper from midrange and very good vision and you have an upper tier PG that you can lean on every game.
“My biggest strengths are being the team leader, getting everyone involved, scoring when it’s needed and just being the vocal leader on the court.”
Jordan had some standout performances playing with the Michigan Playmakers on the AAU circuit, but thinks he can take it to another level moving forward.
“I think I played well this Summer but could have been better,” Jordan told Prep Hoops.
Whitford is starting to garner some interest on the recruiting trail recently.
“I had a couple of schools this summer like Xavier (LA), Miami of Ohio and UofD showing interest.”
On the court Jordan is looking to take his consistency and stamina to another level.
“Being able to play the whole game and still produce in the 4th quarter, being consistent and playing hard every possession.”
King had a great season last year but came up just short to Cass Tech in the Detroit PSL playoffs, Whitford is looking for that to change this season.
“My goals are to make it back to the City Championship and win it, make it far in the state playoffs, also for me to make an All-City team.”
With the departure of Jesse Scarber to college, Jordan is going to have the ball in his hands as a focal point of a King team which figures to be highly competitive and a threat to make a run in the Class A playoffs. If Whitford can make his three ball a bit more consistent his stock is going to skyrocket, as his shiftiness, straight line speed and lateral agility make him one of the best two-way guards in the Detroit area.