Quince Orchard Freshman Making Her Point (PHOTO)
Freshman Jordan Odom came to Quince Orchard High School already anxious to get to basketball season. This 15-year-old point guard has already caught the eye of college recruits from her play in tournaments across the nation. Now as a Cougar, Jordan is one of the top freshman point-getters in the county averaging about 15.8 points per game. Here are her thoughts on her season so far.
- What has been the biggest transition for you as a high school player?
There are a lot of better players that make you want to go harder. It is tough. They expect you to do way more than you are used to.
- You have had some interest in college coaches already. How does that make you feel?
It doesn’t make me intimidated. It actually makes me work harder, because I know they are watching.
- What is your key to improving?
I practice a lot. I never really have free time because I play basketball all year long. I practice free throws every day.
- What is your favorite shot?
I don’t have a favorite shot, but my can’t-miss shot is from the free throw line. My favorite move is the euro step. (which she described as an offensive move that includes going to the basket and making a fake move to the rim one way and moving to the basket the other way.)
- What is your goal for the future?
To go to college and play basketball overseas some day.
- What is your advice for younger players?
Always give 110%, because you never know who’s watching.