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2022 F Jordan Walsh Seizes Opportunity at Elite24 Camp
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (10:58 AM CT, Tue November 14, 2017)
2022 SF Jordan Walsh shined at Elite24 All-American Camp.
2022 SF Jordan Walsh shined at Elite24 All-American Camp.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Cedar Hill, TX (Future150) -- The grind of July can take its toll on athletes, coaches and media alike. We were certainly feeling it as we hit the road for Augusta, Georgia to check out a combination of elite basketball, from the Nike Peach Jam all the way down to elite seventh grade action at the Nike Peach Invitational. It was there that a certain 2022 prospect caught our attention with his size and fluidity, reinvigorating us.

We were lucky enough three weeks later to have that same prospect show up at our Future150 Elite24 All-American Camp. There, forward Jordan Walsh proved that he belonged. Standing 6'4" with skills to play both on the wing and in the post, he was a force throughout the weekend on both ends, making the Elite24 All-Star Game and proving his worth on a national level.

Now, he's riding the momentum of our camp into his eighth grade season at Canterbury Episcopal School (TX). Already fielding interest for next year from Lake Ridge High School, Mansfield Summit & St. Mark's School, interest should continue to grow in the combination forward.

Not only did he show impressive skills at camp, but he also tested well with our NBA-style combine testing, registering an impressive 6'8" wingspan.

His father, John Walsh, played football and ran track at Murray State before getting a chance as an undrafted free-agent with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. Based on what we've seen, we expect him to grow to at least 6'5", and potentially grow as big as 6'9". While his growth is comething he can't control, he's working hard on the things he can control, like his wing skills.

"This season, I want to improve when attacking the basket from the wing position, as well as shoot three's better," he told Future150.

Already dunking with two hands off either one or two feet, he's very advanced for an eighth grader. A standout defender, he lists 2022 in-state star Tre White as the toughest prospect he's played against in the past calendar year.

Playing with Nike affiliated Drive Nation, expect his name to really heat up on a national level as he travels the country playing elite competition in the spring and summer.

An usher and teacher at his local church, Jordan is also very active in school activities, which is very impressive for someone who doesn't turn 14 until the end of this school year. A humble prospect with a very bright future, look for him to have a huge AAU season in 2018.

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