This athletic 7 footer should definitely be mid-to-late first round.
What the hell is NBADraft.net thinking?
No freaking way he slips past Oklahoma City in the late 1st. They need a C!
The Lakers need a backup C for Bynum.
The T-Wolves need a C so Jefferson can move to PF.
The Pistons need a C so Jerome could even go as high as #18 in the 1st.
I compare him to Samuel Dalembert (high) and Brendan Haywood (low).
Either way, look for Jerome to be playin' in the NBA for a long, long time.
This guy is raw...he's got poential, but he will be a 6th man at best. Why would he go to the Wolves? Last time I checked they just drafted K-LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kevin Love is not an NBA C. He's a 6-8 1/2 PF who'll probably end up a backup PF/C.
Jerome Jordan is a true C and has the size and mobility at 7-0 to eventually become a serviceable starting C in the NBA along the lines of Haywood and Dalembert.
K-Love is almost averaging a double double in his first year in the league....Not to mention the fact that he's only playing 23 mpg.
That's good... but Kevin Love will never be a starting C.
Jerome Jordan is a true C and a potential starting C down the road.
You can call him a true center all you want, but the fact of the matter is that he's a unproductive player with above average athleticism. Becides that I see him making no impact in the NBA at all...not to mention the fact that this guy weighs about 230 and will get bullied.
Jerome Jordan is a legit 7 footer and one of the best C prospects in this draft. He has a 7-7 wingspan. Nice touch inside. Good passer out of the post. Blocks shots. Runs the floor well. Excellent free throw shooter for a C. He's an NBA-caliber player right now. Perhaps a better comparison is Samuel Dalembert (high) and JaVale McGee (low). He's averaging 14.1 pts. 9.0 rebs. 1.1 asts. 2.6 blks. 59% fg. 77% ft. Watch him on YouTube Jan.13 Memphis vs. Tulsa.
Since he has been the point guard for the team, they have not lost any games on top of his 18 point average numbers since he has been point guard. They just beat Gonzaga by 18 points and he scored 22. His stock should be raising before the draft from next year late first rounder to this year top 15....
jerome jordan is a patrick o'bryant clone
I can't argue with the Patrick O'Bryant comparison, but Jerome Jordan is smarter and has a better work ethic. I think Jerome is a bit more athletic and mobile too. Jerome, unlike Patrick, will make the most of his gifts.
I think Jerome Jordan will be more like the Sacramento King's, Mikki Moore. A lean 7'0 footer, who runs the floor like a deer, plays hard, blocks shots at a high rate, has solid 15 to 17 foot mid range shot, and turns to a hook shot as one of his favorite moves. I don't know if whether he'll be a 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th man, but he'll sure be rotational player in the league for years to come, with a few years of seasoning. To grwgoden08: Regardless of Kevin Love averaging near a double double, he's still not a legit center. Kevin Mchale knew Kevin love wasn't no traditional center either, but drafted him because Mchale and Larry Bird are going crazy trying to discover the next white star in the NBA. The T'wolves even tried to play it off, by listing Kevin Love at 6'10 on their website, when he's really 6'8. Note: Larry Bird has brought in Mike Dunleavy Jr., Troy Murphy, and Travis Deiner to the Pacers. The Pacers has the most White American players in the league, with those aforementioned three players and Jeff Foster. Anyways the top center prospects in this years draft are: Hasheem Thabeet, Cole Aldrich, BJ Mullens, Jerome Jordan, and Josh Heyvelt. The T'Wolves need to draft one of these players and a small forward because the often injured Corey Brewer, just doesn't look like their long term solution at the 3 spot. If the T'Wolves don't get Thabeet, with their first first round pick, watch them nab Cole Aldrich, because he's a Minnesota native and not mention white. Then watch Larry Bird and Kevin Mchale compete to draft Chase Budinger. lol I'm not racist by the way, I just find this situation funny.
I agree with the Mikki Moore comparison. However, I disagree with the K-Love part...they didn't just draft him because he's white. They drafted him because he was one of the best players in college. Whats wrong with having Al Jefferson at center? Last time I checked he's doing a pretty good job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHXBzPGCvMg
I think he is an obryant clone or maybe (even worse) saer sene...i doubt if he will develop into an above average starter
He is a junior already, and playing well in the atrociously weak Conference USA, not dominating at all. He is a clone of all the skinny 7 footers "loaded with potential" who bust. Sene, Javale Mcgee it looks like, Hilton Armstrong, O Bryant. From what I can see, if a guy is completely unskilled by his junior year or so of college, he wont be able to be a real difference maker in the pro's. I agree with Don and Gooden... He got game wtf are you talking about start your own thread to say random &$#%#&@!. Cyclo, only time will tell but i really dont think he will be any good, and is wayy to risky, with too small rewards in my eyes, for a mid first rounder.
Is Jerome Jordan moving up into the first round where he belongs?
I think he'll be like JaVale McGee and may surprise some people and turn out better like Samuel Dalembert.