Jordan Schakel is an elite student-athlete currently attending Bishop Montgomery High School in metropolitan Los Angeles. The 6’6 shooting guard is one of the most sought after prospects in the entire country, currently ranked the #77 player for the class of 2017 per ESPN. Jordan is one of the best shooters in the country, currently shooting a ridiculous 41.9% from three playing vs. the best AAU competition in the world on the prestigious EYBL circuit. College coaches have made Jordan a priority on the recruiting trail, as they seek a lengthy shooter with the ability to create off the dribble, hit the glass, and find teammates for easy baskets.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great spring so far, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for Cal Supreme as a team and for you individually?
JS: As a team we have been playing well together and getting better each game, and individually I have been making open shots, rebounding, defending and playing off of our two big men.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 15, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
JS: I’m a 6’6 shooter/scorer who defends multiple positions, can also play multiple positions on offense and rebounds with the bigs.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
JS: 6 days a week. Most days I wake up before school at 4am to go to the gym and workout after school as well.
— David Schneider (@DSchneiderDC) February 8, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
JS: My favorite subject is Math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
JS: I’m looking to major in Business.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
JS: I love music, and one day I would love to be a producer. My dream other than basketball is to be up on the stage at a concert.
Jordan schakel wet from 3. 16-14 Cal Supereme. Bamba. Anthony. Green. Randolph. Ayton. Mccoy. Thompson. So much talent. #EYBL
— Rob James (@rob_krossover) April 16, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
JS: USC, SDSU, Cal, LMU, Boise State, UC Davis, and Rice
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
JS: Stanford definitely has been showing a lot of interest
EM: Is there a top group of schools you’re focused on at this point?
JS: SDSU, Cal, and USC
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
JS: Not yet, I’m still in the process of setting them up.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
JS: The school has to be a good fit for me when I visit and I have to be able to see myself being successful there.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) April 16, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
JS: To win Peach Jam (EYBL), to be a McDonald’s All American is one of my goals for this year, also to win CIF and State titles.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
JS: I would say that it doesn’t matter where you are right now, don’t look around and compare yourself to others and judge yourself by that. Judge yourself by your work ethic and how much you are getting better. Everyone grows at different rates, some peak early and some peak late . The only thing that matters in the end is that you gave it everything you had.
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