Houston native Jacobi Gordon is off to a productive start on the EYBL circuit, averaging 10.6 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game on an outstanding 63.3% from the field. The 6’7 wing speaks on his recent play and where he’s at with his recruitment.
A great athlete that scores at all 3 levels, Gordon — who ranks number 65 for the class of 2018 per 247Sports — has made tremendous strides in his game over the last year.
“I’ve really improved my ballhandling, shooting and just having a better IQ for the game,” Jacobi told Endless Motor Sports.
Gordon is part of a loaded Houston Hoops team that currently sits at 5-3 in EYBL play and in prime position to make Peach Jam. He likes the team chemistry and is confident the squad is just now scratching the surface of their potential.
“The team is great, we all play as a team and play to win. We lost a few games we should’ve won but I think as we get closer to Peach Jam we’ll be an even better team.”
While Jacobi likes the progress of his game so far this Spring, he welcomes the challenge of taking his game to another level.
“I think I played well in the first two sessions. Was a little hesitant at times and could’ve done more in my opinion, but this next session in Atlanta I’m coming with fire!”
On the recruiting front, Gordon tells Endless Motor Sports that Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, TCU, Cal, Michigan, Houston, UConn, Iowa State, NC State, Arkansas, Wyoming, Creighton, Penn State, and LSU have offered with high interest coming from UCLA, USC and Arizona.
Five schools appear to have Jacobi at the very top of their wish list for the 2018 class.
“I hear a lot from TCU, UConn, Arkansas, Iowa State and Georgia Tech.”
Gordon is trending toward cutting his list of suitors to a top group later this summer, and will take all five official visits before making a decision.
“I’ll narrow down my options by the beginning of next school year and then take my five official visits. I’ll make my decision after that.”
We really like Jacobi as a jumbo wing with a diverse skillset. He has a college ready frame right now, good athleticism and can score from nearly any spot on the court. Gordon’s unique attributes remind us a bit of former Oregon wing Dillon Brooks, a plus size wing that can score off the dribble, stretch the defense with his shot while being a plus rebounder.