2014 adidas Nations Interview: Jordan Mickey September 7, 2014
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Still obviously in a very early stage of his development, Jordan Mickey (#66 Scout, #75 Rivals, Unranked ESPN) made a good impression at the adidas Nations, showing off his strong physical tools and activity level. A bit undersized at around 6-8, Mickey has extremely long arms, big hands and terrific athleticism, which gives him some nice tools to grow into down the road.
Fairly limited offensively, Mickey did a good job running the floor, crashing the offensive glass and making simple plays around the paint. He shows an average skill-level and basketball IQ, sometimes trying to do too much at times and not really knowing his limitations.
Defensively, Mickey impressed with the timing he displayed as a shot-blocker, rotating over frequently and being quite a presence around the basket with his length and explosiveness. He did a lot of dirty work for his team inside the paint and didn't seem to show any qualms in doing it.
Obviously a ways away from putting everything together, Mickey is a prospect who is sure to draw the interest of high-major schools thanks to his rare physical tools, despite the fact that he's not considered more than a borderline top-100 player at this point according to the recruiting services. [Read Full Article]