Jordan
Poole
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 191 lbs
School/Club: Michigan
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: 06/19/1999

About Jordan Poole

Jordan Poole is a talented perimeter scorer who made several big shots over the course of his two-year college career playing with no shortage of confidence. A consensus top-100 prospect in the high school class of 2017 out of La Lumiere High School, Poole carved out a small rotation role for the Wolverines as a true freshman but made some timely plays in the team’s postseason run. Stepping into a bigger role as a sophomore, Poole averaged 12.8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game in route to earning a spot on the All-Big Ten Honorable Mention team as John Beilein’s Wolverines returned to the Sweet Sixteen.

  • Possesses solid size for a guard measured at 6’5.5 in shoes with an average 6’6.75 wingspan and an improving 191-pound frame at the NBA Combine. Fluid athlete with nice body control.
     
  • Spent time playing on and off the ball for the Wolverines. Did his best work as a set shooter, but also showed the ability to create his own shot off the dribble flashing some versatility and natural talent as a shot-maker.

Defensive Analysis

  • Not the most aggressive defender, but has nice instincts in the passing lanes and has improved his frame to hold his own on the wing. Not especially versatile, but had some strong moments defending opposing two-guards when dialed in.
     
  • Allowed 0.565 points per Isolation possession [82nd percentile] faring well within the Wolverines system on the ball, but showing some room to improve chasing shooters off of screens away from the ball.

Career Highlights

  • 2018-19 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
  • Hit a game-winning three-pointer in the 2018 NCAA Tournament as time expired against Houston to help Michigan advance to the Sweet 16.
  • The shot was nominated for an ESPY Award.
  • Michigan amassed a 63-15 record during his two seasons. 

Sophomore (2018-19)

  • Finished second on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg), more than doubling his previous season’s output (6.0 ppg).
  • Tied for 11th in the Big Ten in three-pointers per game (2.0). Shot 36.9 percent from distance.
  • Placed fifth in the league in free throw percentage (83.3).
  • Produced streak of 11 straight double-figure scoring games (Nov. 23 – Jan. 10).
  • Scored career-high 26 points against South Carolina (Dec. 8). 

Strengths

  • Athletic guard with an advanced feel for the game on offense.
  • Scores in a variety of ways.
  • Makes plays off the dribble and has deep range.
  • Thrives in pressure situations. 

Personal

  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors as a Sophomore.
  • Loves cats. Volunteers at animal shelters.
  • High School teammate of fellow NBA Draft prospect Brian Bowen of South Carolina. 

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