Posted On: 11/5/18 11:31 PM
This summer it could have been argued that Jorell Saterfield was the most productive player for his Rose City Rebels AAU squad. But despite the production and athleticism the 6-foot-4, 180-pound wing formerly at Garfield High School put up each and every night, the recruiting interest wasn’t quite matching his performance. Saterfield stayed patient though and the next thing you know, on Monday he was making a verbal commitment to play his college basketball in Conference USA.
“I decided to commit to Southern Miss because I like the coach, the players, and the play style,” Saterfield said. “I watched practice and everything they do fit me perfectly. I can come right in and be a dominant player because of the system they’ve got.”
The match between Saterfield and Southern Miss seeming came out of nowhere after the summer had concluded. It turns out head coach Doc Sadler and his staff had noticed Saterfield with the Rebels in July but it wasn’t until after the summer concluded did the senior start hearing from the Golden Eagles.
“They saw me in Vegas and then started randomly started texting and stuff,” Saterfield said. “Next thing you know, he flew out here and stuff (for a home visit). I went on my official visit and I got to wear their uniform, see the campus, watch a football game, and meet all of the coaches and the players. It was fun and a great experience.”
It wasn’t long after returning from his trip that Saterfield decide that Southern Miss was the place for him, choosing them over some interest from New Mexico State and Chicago State. An athletic wing who can hit the mid-range shot with consistency as well as attack the basket and finish at the rim, Saterfield is currently at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he’ll finish his senior season he hopes in style.
“It’s different here – the New Mexico style of play, everyone down here is a little behind (Seattle),” Saterfield said. “By me coming in, I’m more dominant and I’m more advanced than everyone. The season starts in two weeks and I’m hoping to be state player of the year and win a state championship.”