Posted On: 10/22/18 10:45 PM

Blackman High School guards routinely find college uniforms waiting in their size after graduation. Now Trevecca Nazarene needs to begin knitting a #3 in purple for Blackman High School senior Jordan Burchfield.

“I have worked and dreamed about playing college basketball since I could remember, and now that dream is a reality,” shared Jordan Burchfield Monday evening.

Last season Jordan started opposite Trenton Gibson (Tusculum College freshman) in the Class AAA State Championship qualifier backcourt.  Jordan’s skills are shooting ability, flexibility as a point guard or scoring guard, and bounce.  He is not tall for his position.  This could have stunted his growth or commitment to the game, but somehow the senior guard found more determination inside himself than most players in his class.

“First, I would like to thank my parents for their support everyday for the past 17 years that has molded me into the person and the player that I am today.  Thank you to all the coaches that I have played for and their impact on me, but especially to the entire coaching staff at Blackman High.  Lastly, I would like to thank Coach O and Coach Reece for recruiting me and believing in the player and man that I will become.  God has given me the ability and opened this door, and I couldn’t be more excited to say that I have committed to play basketball at Trevecca Nazarene University.”

Blackman consistently churns out developed basketball players with high character.  Coach Barry Wortman doesn’t just generate success during the season.  His players succeed in college and in their family life.  Recent graduates include Donovan Sims (Middle Tennessee), Brandon Thomas (Bryan College), and Trenton Gibson (Tusculum).  

“JB used the basketball, never let it use him,” said Coach Wortman after Burchfield tweeted his big news.  “So proud for this dream to come true !! Trevecca Nazarene got pound-for-pound inch-for-inch the toughest most competitive high school player in the country !! Congrats JB !!”