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Posted On: 06/13/18 8:00 AM
Playing with the Rose City Rebels on the EYBL circuit has been an educational experience for Jorell Saterfield. The athletic 6-foot-4, 180-pound swingman from Garfield High School joined the team mid-way through the spring but immediately made a contribution – all the while fine tuning his own game in the process.
“I learned a lot playing with the Rebels,” Saterfield said. “I really learned how to move without the ball and everything about coming off of screens and going backdoor and stuff. My role was to score and knock down open shots and I thought I did that.”
Joining the team during the latter half of the open viewing period in April, Saterfield ended up appearing in 13 games with the Rebels, averaging 11.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. He was particularly successfull in session four at Boo Williams, averaging 17.0 points in four games with a high of 25 points versus CIA Bounce.
While his role with the Rebels was more about scoring, he’s still working on improving other parts of his game. “I’m trying to get better with my point guard skills,” Saterfield said. “I want to increase my basketball IQ.”
Saterfield is currently hearing from schools such as New Mexico, New Mexico State, and UTEP – all of whom saw him during Session two in Indianapolis. While those schools are far away from Seattle – and his native Chicago – he welcomes the interest and is open to others coming into the mix.
“I joined the team a little late but hopefully in July I’ll have some offers,” Saterfield said. “I want to go anywhere where I can play. I’m also looking for good coaches, ones that aren’t going to sugarcoat anything, but ones that are going to tell me what I need to do to make the team successful.”
Saterfield is now focused on July with the Rebels, who are scheduled to play in tournaments in South Carolina and Las Vegas, as well as some other tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Wins were a little tough to come by on the EYBL circuit so the hope is that will change. “My goal is to win some games,” he said.