In what has been a busy week for Butler recruiting, yet another new name has surfaced. Aaron Jordan, a 6’4″ shooting guard from Plainfield East (Illinois) took an unofficial visit to Butler University earlier today. Jordan is a rising junior who is quickly capturing the attention of high major schools. Last season he averaged 17 points per game while shooting 48% from 3-point range and 81% from the charity stripe. I caught up with the Illinois guard to find out how the visit went and how his recruitment is going.
Aaron isn’t just a shooter. He is considered a great athlete with good ball handling and awareness that gets him classified as a combo guard. Jordan uses his quickness and length to make himself a good defender both on and away from the ball. He also considers himself to be a great leader and team player and is just as good in the classroom as he is on the basketball court.
Jordan told me he was able to spend time with both Coach Johnson and Coach Stevens on the visit. He was given a tour of Butler and liked how compact the campus is. In addition, he was also shown how Hinkle would look after the renovations have been completed. Aaron seemed excited about how the renovations are scheduled to be completed before he would ever get to campus as a freshman.
The 2015 guard currently lists offers from Creighton, Valparaiso, Illinois State, San Jose State, UIC, Fairfield, and Hampton. He also is receiving strong interest from high major schools such as Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, DePaul, and LSU. Butler is still in the early stages of recruiting Jordan. This was the first time he had direct contact with the Butler staff, who has yet to actually see Aaron play. They plan to get out to see him play during the evaluation periods in July. Despite Butler only recently getting involved in his recruiting, Jordan confidently stated that Butler would be near the top of his list if they were to offer.
Butler Hoops will begin to track Aaron Jordan more closely this summer. Jordan is currently running with the Illinois Stars. They will be in Fort Wayne for an event in July, so we will try to get out there for a first hand evaluation of one of Butler’s newest recruiting targets.