The Florida State Seminoles will have six seniors on their roster this season. Yet only one is projected to be a starter in 2011-2012. Four of those seniors will see some important minutes on the court this year…this is not one of those guys.
PLAYER: Pierre Jordan
POSITION: Point Guard
TEAM: Florida State
TAPE: 6-0, 180
2010-11 STATS: 0.6 PPG, 0.4 APG (.130/1.000/.100)
The Florida State Seminoles need to replace two key players this fall, Chris Singleton and Derwin Kitchen. As I’ve argued before, I think replacing Kitchen at point guard is more important.
That replacement will be sophomore Ian Miller. He had a decent freshman campaign coming off the bench (5.5 PPG in just over 14 minutes), but no one knows for sure if he can handle the car now that’s he’s in the driver seat.
This means seniors Luke Loucks and Pierre Jordan will battle for the backup minutes. The pair actually came to Tallahassee together back in 2008. Neither has really accomplished much in three full seasons, but while Loucks has earned legit playing time off the pine (about 17 minutes per game), Jordan has been a scrub at best.
The fact that Jordan was actually recruited by teams like Butler, VCU, Clemson and LSU, tells you he actually was pretty decent (he was a 2-star recruit). He was known primarily as an unselfish passer. He had a jump shot, but he had a “teammates come first” attitude.
Yet, he’s never been able to climb up the depth chart. In three seasons, he’s only appeared in 39 games, dishing out 17 assists (to 18 turnovers) and scoring a total of 37 points.
With no point guard arriving from Leonard Hamilton’s 2011 class, Jordan will technically move up to third-string point guard. Barring injury though, it is hard to imagine him stealing too many minutes from Ian Miller and Luke Loucks.
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