Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rysheed Jordan picks St. John's over Temple

Rysheed Jordan announced his commitment to St. John's Thursday morning on Twitter.

Rysheed Jordan picks St. John's over Temple

Rysheed Jordan is headed to St. John´s instead of staying home to play at Temple. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)
Rysheed Jordan is headed to St. John's instead of staying home to play at Temple. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)

Rysheed Jordan announced his commitment to St. John's Thursday morning on Twitter.

The 6-foot-4 senior guard at Roberts Vaux High tweeted "IM A JOHNNIE!!!!!! #choosestjohns" at 8:57 a.m.

Moments later, Jordan tweeted "NEW YORK HERE I COME!!!!"

He picked the Red Storm over Temple and UCLA. 

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The Inquirer reported on Wednesday that he was leaning that way, and reported earlier Thursday morning that he had selected the Red Storm over Temple and UCLA.

Jordan, whose Twitter name is @SheedJordan, averaged 24.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals this season. He also made 53 three-pointers while leading Vaux to the PIAA Class A state championship. He is regarded as the nation’s 22d-best college prospect in the Class of 2013, according ESPN.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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