Sean Woods team at Morehead State is rounding out nicely, with the addition of Jourdan Stickler.
(Yes, that is how you spell his first name. Over/Under on number of times I spell it wrong over the next 4 years: 2,450)
Stickler is a standout from Annapolis high school in Baltimore, Maryland, and his senior year stats make him appear to be a great pickup for the Eagles.
26 points, 8 rebounds a game his senior year, including scoring 24 points in the final 4 minutes of regulation in the state 3A semifinals. That’s…insane.
Stickler had a 3.86 GPA in high school, almost as important of a statistic as scoring in this APR era of college basketball.
Full press release from Morehead State:
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Jourdan Stickler, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Annapolis, Md., is set to join the Morehead State men’s basketball program this fall. He has four years of college eligibility remaining.
Stickler led the Baltimore area with 26 points per game as a senior at Annapolis High School. He also averaged eight rebounds en route to being named the Anne Arundel County Player of the Year.
Stickler poured in 24 of his team-high 39 points in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime in last year’s Maryland High School Athletic Association Class 3A state semifinals.
“We are very excited about Jourdan because he’s a terrific student and talented basketball player,” Morehead State Head Coach Sean Woods said. “Jourdan was a big time scorer in high school. He has the potential to be an instant contributor in our program because of his ability to score.”
A member of the National Honor Society and National Society of Scholar Student-Athletes, Stickler posted a 3.86 high school GPA. He was also being recruited by Jacksonville, Maryland, Morgan State, Navy, Old Dominion, Stony Brook and The Citadel.
Morehead State has played in two of the past four NCAA Tournaments. The Eagles will open their 2012-13 season in November. Check MSUEagles.com this fall for the team’s game schedule.