Dutch fork star basketball player Jordan Davis was honored pre-game for scoring 1,000 points in his career. Only a junior, Jordan has passed a milestone reached by very few in their full careers and only looks to improve before his time as a Silver Fox is over.
Story by Josh German
photo courtesy of Go Flash Win
On Tuesday, January 12th, Dutch fork star basketball player Jordan Davis was honored pre-game for scoring 1,000 points in his career. Only a junior, Jordan has passed a milestone reached by very few in their full careers and only looks to improve before his time as a Silver Fox is over.
“[Scoring 1,000 career points] ranks pretty high on my list of accomplishments because coming into high school it’s always been a goal of mine,” Jordan said. “I always wanted to break records and be remembered as one of the best players in school history and my coaches and teammates have helped me reach that.”
One area Jordan has improved in this season that has lead to a jump in production is his leadership ability and work ethic, according to his teammates.
“Jordan is as good of a teammate as he is a player,” junior teammate Bryson Cannon said. “He is a hard worker and he helps the team win by not only just scoring but being an all around player and one of the leaders on the team. Often times he helps the team with things like spacing and going through the plays correctly. He knows he’s the go- to guy but still looks to create opportunities for his teammates to help the team win.”
Averaging 22.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.1 steals per contest, college coaches are beginning to notice the special talent that Jordan possesses.
“ Right now I have offers from South Alabama, VCU, East Carolina, Cincinnati, and Presbyterian College,” Jordan said. “[I] really don’t have any front runners right now because my junior
season just started and I have the rest of the school year and the whole summer to go before I will even be thinking about the next level. Right now I’m just thinking about school and winning as many games as we can.”
Jordan’s demeanor on and off the court has been noticed, as he serves as a role model that younger players can look up to.
“Jordan is a star player and he’s worked hard for everything he is getting,” B-team freshman player Chase Raymond said. “Jordan is living proof that when you work hard, you can do anything you set your mind to. The way he gives 100% in everything that he does, from conditioning to practice to games, makes me want to do the same thing to be the best I can be as a player.”
Scoring is something Jordan does very well and he models his game after some of the game’s very best on the highest level.
“I don’t really have one player that I try to emulate. I like to put a lot of players game into my own by using some of the moves they do,” said Jordan. “Some players that look up to are Russell Westbrook and Klay Thompson because of their shooting ability and the way they get to the basket so effortlessly.”
Choosing two of the NBA’s best guards to model his game after has certainly helped Jordan become one of the best players in the state of South Carolina, ranked the 37th best prospect in the state according to MaxPreps.
“He’s a mismatch because he’s so quick and polished as a player,” Said Bryson. “…But he knows the game enough to recognize these mismatches and take advantage of them and put the ball in the basket.”
While being one of the best basketball players in Dutch Fork history is a great player accomplishment, Jordan wants to make even more history before he hangs his sneakers up for good.VE of the first team to win a men’s basketball State Championship in School history.”