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Posted On: 01/25/18 10:12 AM
Jordan Hillmon says his freshman year was a down season for him. He battled an injury that kept him out of the second half of the season.
The East Lake sophomore guard has proven to be a crafty piece for the Eagles this season. He’s averaging 12.8 PPG (the third-best mark on the team) along with 4.4 APG, 3.6 RPG and 1.2 SPG.
The 5’9″, 160-pounder says he tries to model his game after Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas. However, he eventually wants to his expand his overall game to a Jason Kidd type.
Hillmon has reached double digits in 14 of 19 games this season which included a career-best 22 points against Seminole on Dec. 15.
He has plans to lead his team to a district title and state playoff run. Hillmon says his IQ has improved the most over the last year because he can play both on and off the ball.
Over the last three summers, he’s suited up for St. Paul for AAU season.
Hillmon pointed to his shot, leadership and control of the flow as his biggest strengths. He’s aiming to expand his vision as a point guard.
The cousin of senior guard Breon Hillmon, Jordan has a knack for a big shot and he seems to find ways to attack the rim with his craftiness. As he gets stronger and takes an added effort into slowing guys down on defense then he’ll start drawing more looks. There’s always a need for a smart and athletic point guard.
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