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Mari Jordan: The next Georgia Bulldog

(Courtesy: @mari2tuff/Twitter)

DACULA, Ga. — Mari Jordan is a player that should be on a lot of people’s radar. The 6-foot-6 junior has recently committed to the University of Georgia. The small forward received offers from Xavier University, University of Nebraska and several other programs, but ultimately chose to continue his basketball career in his home state of Georgia.

Jordan is a four-star recruit whose stock continues to rise as he continues to gain notoriety after committing to the Bulldogs in late December. 247Sports has Jordan ranked as the 112th best player in the 2023 recruiting class, which is five spots higher than where he was ranked prior to committing.

In an interview with 247Sports, Jordan spoke highly of the Bulldogs and their coaching staff.

“I visited the school three times,” he said. “It was a good environment. I felt wanted over there and I feel like I could go there and make an impact as well.”

Jordan has been very influential for the Dacula High School team. As the number one guy on offense, he has shown that he can step up in big moments at times, none more apparent than when the Dacula Falcons faced off against the Brookwood Broncos in an overtime thriller.

Jordan led his team with 24 points and five rebounds, receiving high praise from Falcons head coach Byron Wilson, who commended Jordan for his calm demeaner in a hard-fought victory.

“We talk about all the time, a guy at that level going to get a bucket,” Coach Wilson stated in an interview with Gwinnett Prep Sports after the game. “What I see from him early this season is him being patient on offense.”

The Falcons are currently sitting with a 10-9 record, ranking them 4th in the Georgia High School Association Region 8 standings. With six games left in the season, Jordan is averaging 19.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while also shooting 48% from the field. He is also averaging 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, showing that he can be versatile on the defensive end at times as well.

Jordan is just a junior and is still growing as a prospect, so expect to see him assert himself more consistently as his game continues to develop. In the meantime, Jordan is still considered the 7th ranked player in the state of Georgia per 247Sports composite, so he will continue to grow and lead his Falcons in a positive way as he finishes out his last two seasons in high school ahead of his Bulldogs’ introduction in 2023.

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