Jordan Morgan Blog II: Toledo, Boo Williams and Pump Brothers

Dylan Burkhardt

The King James team and I are playing well so far. In Toledo we ran through pool play and the bracket only to fall to the Michigan Mustangs in the championship game. Our team showed some problems with fatigue in the final game with two players suffering from bad cramps and another with a twisted ankle. I played pretty well, playing hard and shooting well even from the outside. In Virginia at Boo Williams we went 2-1 in pool play although we were missing five key players because of ACT testing and had to bring up three U16s. We lost to the champions and home team, Boo Williams, on the second day. We went to the silver bracket and beat SC Ravens, with a good guard/forward in John Wall, and Meanstreets (Chicago) to advance to the championship. There we lost our second championship game in a row to a good team in Memphis YOMCA that was very big and had a star player in Leslie McDonald.

Overall I played well. At times I know that I could have performed better but overall I think I played very well. When it comes to my basketball game the main thing that I need to improve is the mental aspect of my game. I need to turn the actions that are a thought process now into natural actions. I know that if I develop the mental aspect of my game, along with the work that I’m putting in to develop my body, I can become the very good player that I know I’m capable of being at U of M. At the moment I’m on the plane preparing to leave for Denver for the Pump Bros. Tournament. They have lives feeds of the games at so check it out.

Jordan’s pool play games at the Pump Brothers Tournament are scheduled for:

Friday 9PM MST – King James Shooting Stars vs Utah Swoosh Black *I don’t think this one is streamed*
Saturday 11:30 AM MST – Las Vegas Prospects vs King James Shooting Stars *This one is definetely on the schedule for being streamed online. *
-Schedule Link

One other link, Bill Martin on WTKA talking about a practice facility.

  • Giddings

    Love how this site allows us to get to know our recruits a little better on a personal level. Good luck to Jordan this weekend.

  • Benjamin

    I agree with Giddings. The interviews, and Morgan’s blog are excellent.

  • Aaron

    thanks jordan, we all appreciate the blog, i for one cant wait until you are on campus and in a uniform, good luck with upcoming tournaments

  • Nick

    There’s also an article about the Bill Martin interview in the Detroit News. Has some details:

    Detroit News

    Hopefully it doesn’t take until December for an official announcement to come, though….

  • Aaron

    thats great news thanks nick!!!

  • Lynette G

    Note that the game times above are Mountain Time Zone. Good luck to Jordan and team!

  • Thanks Lynette. Looking forward to trying to catch the game tomorrow.

  • Lynette G

    No problem…also know that JoMo sent this article via text msg on his mom’s phone, which is why it sounds so screwy. He really can write well, I promise! I think the entry will be edited shortly.

  • Tom

    Andy Brown actually is playing on SCA Select, not Elite…sorry for the mix up Dylan.

  • Lynette G

    JoMo playing very well so far. Grabbed the 1st DR in the game, had 2FGAs (0/2) and finished on a nice putback from a teammate’s missed shot. Link to video below. King James is in white, and JoMo is wearing #44.

  • Lynette G

    King James wins at the buzzer 77-75!