Meet Jordan Pope — the 2022 six-foot point guard out of Prolific Prep (CA). Pope is a high-motor, versatile point guard who projects to translate well at the next level. He is a smart ball handler and decision-maker that can create for both himself and his teammates. Pope brings a physical element to his game which enables himself to create space, while giving him three-level scoring upside. Pound-for-pound, he’s arguably one of the most underrated prospects in the class, currently sitting just outside the top-150 in the 247 composite rankings.
This week, Pope spent some time chatting with Pro Insight’s Jake Lieberman about the latest with his recruitment.
For the next installment of “Recruiting Roundup,” we present class of 2022 prospect Jordan Pope:
Pro Insight: What's the current breakdown of some of your offers and interest?
Jordan Pope: My offers include UC Riverside, Montana, and USF (San Francisco.) And then for interests, I have San Diego State, Cal, St. Mary’s, Washington State, Nevada, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Grand Canyon, Marquette, Iowa State, and Colorado State.
PI: Which programs have you heard from the most lately?
JP: Cal, St Mary’s, Washington State, and my offers.
PI: What kind of role do you see yourself filling at the next level?
JP: I see myself being a scoring guard that can lead a team but also be a true PG when needed. Someone that helps others get involved. I think of myself as a two-in-one guard that any school should want.
PI: What’s been the most unique recruiting pitch you've heard thus far?
JP: Biggest pitch I’ve been told so far was that I’ll be able to play how I’d like to and with no limitations or boundaries. I’ll be allowed to do what I do best and just hoop and be myself.
PI: Did you have any dream schools growing up?
JP: Deam schools for me growing up were “Blue Bloods” or a great school in the PAC-12 conference.
PI: If you could team up with any high school player in the country when you guys get to college, who would you pick?
PI: What are your three main priorities when narrowing down and eventually making a final decision with your recruitment?
JP: First thing, I will be able to be myself on the court with no restrictions or anything that may hold me back. Secondly, I must feel at home while at the college I’m at, and also feel the loyalty and trust within the personnel and staff. Third, a great environment and education.
PI: How's your timeline looking?
JP: Taking my time and being patient so probably some time early in 2022
PI: If you could sum up your recruitment process up to this point in a sentence or so, what would it be?
JP: MORE WORK TO BE DONE!