InsideMDSports: Philly point guard Rysheed Jordan eyes July commitment

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InsideMDSports first reported several months ago that Philly guard Rysheed Jordan had emerged as a top target for 2013, and that doesn’t seem to have changed. Maryland assistant Dalonte Hill recently hit the road to watch Jordan’s Vaux Roberts team fall to Pine Grove in the Pennsylvania state playoffs.

“I talked to him a little bit. He just said stay on top of your game and you know, that kind of thing,” Jordan said. “I’ve talked to [Maryland] coach [Mark] Turgeon a few times, but I think he mostly talks to my brother.”

Jordan’s brother is guiding him through the recruiting process, which is a few months away from being over. Jordan said he’ll definitely make a decision in July and plans to take a few unofficial visits first. Maryland, Temple, Villanova, Seton Hall, La Salle and Drexel are among the schools showing the most interest lately, he said.

Despite the Philly flavor of his list, he maintained he’s not obsessing about being a hometown star.

“Nah, it’s not about that. It’s about what place is the best fit for me,” he said.

Jordan said all of the schools recruiting him have been talking about employing him as a combo guard.

“I’m best with the ball in my hands. I like to have the ball in my hands,” he said.

Jordan said he’s been paying attention to the rosters and respective needs to the schools recruiting him, though his decision won’t depend heavily on such analysis.

“I’m just going to pick a school that’s best for me, the right style of play and playing time,” he said.

Jordan could begin taking visits soon, but where and when remains to be seen.

“I don’t know right now,” he said. “It’s up to my brother. He’s going to let me know.”

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