November 11, 2009

What to expect from Jerome Jordan

The 2009 off-season was a busy one for Jerome Jordan, as he became perhaps the most publicized Tulsa basketball player since Shea Seals left campus. After withdrawing his name from the NBA draft in June, he made appearances at both the Amar'e Stoudemire Big Man Camp and the LeBron James Skills Academy.

Jordan was named Conference USA preseason player of the year in October and is widely considered to be the key piece of a team projected to finally unseat Memphis as C-USA champs.

Despite all the national attention, Jordan is a known quantity amongst Tulsa fans, and it's been much easier to get opinions and projections for newcomers and popular breakout candidates like Donte Medder, Bryson Pope and Steven Idlet.

Don't be fooled though, after 3 straight years of progression, Jordan's numbers will need to see improvement once again in 2009-2010 for Tulsa to reach their goals for this season and for Jordan to maintain his draft stock as a first rounder.

With that in mind, let's take an uncommon approach to projecting Jordan's 2009-2010 final numbers and see if we can really put our finger on what level of improvement to expect this season.

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