Name to Know
6’5” Unsigned Senior Jordan Bowden of 22 Feet Academy
He is athletic, he has great size, and he can shoot. This combination makes 6’5” Unsigned Senior Jordan Bowden a sought after, high major recruit.
It’s a good chance that prior to the Phenom National Showcase you had not heard of Jordan Bowden. However, he quickly announced himself with a breakout performance in a win over, then number 1 ranked, Oak Hill Academy. This game saw Bowden excel across the board with steals, dunks, and long range bombs.
Bowden has great size and length for his position. He stands 6’5” and carries a 6’8” wing span. During his final season at Carter High School (Strawberry Plains, Tennessee) he averaged 26.6 points, 9 boards, and 4.5 assists per game.
Bowden is a high wire act in transition, which helps with his shooting 55% on field goals this year. He has a good handle in the half court set, and does play outside of himself. He is currently averaging 2-1 assists-turnover.
Bowden’s calling card at the next level may be his feathery soft touch with deep range. So far, this season, he is averaging 40% from beyond the arc. Through eight (8) games this year, he is averaging just over 2.5 threes made per game.
Just last week, Bowden picked up his first Division 1 offer when Eastern Kentucky extended. He has since picked up an offer from Southern Miss as well. Since his showing at Phenom National Showcase, he has had the likes of South Carolina, Duquesne, Utah, LSU, etc…start to recruit him.
Last year, while still at Carter High School, Bowden visited Texas Pan Am and Tennessee Tech wanting an offer. Both schools passed on Bowden. It looks like, the move to 22 Feet Academy will work out just fine. The schools are coming to watch him, his performance is proving worthy, and the offers are starting to roll in.