2009 commitment Jordan Morgan has agreed to write an ongoing journal/blog of his AAU ball and other activities this summer. Jordan earned a 3.75 GPA in school this year and is also quitting baseball to concentrate on basketball and hopefully take the next step in his development. This first entry is just a little introduction from Jordan before his King James team heads to their first AAU tournament this weekend. Hopefully this will be an interesting way to get a look inside the life of a future Wolverine. Without any more of my rambling here is what Jordan had to say:
Coming up this weekend I have my first AAU tournament for the year. I’m playing for the King James Shooting Stars. This is LeBronâ€™s team out of Akron, Ohio, coached by Dru Joyce, who was LeBron’s high school coach and the high school coach of the year in 2003. This weekend we are playing in the New Balance Ohio Gators invitational in Toledo, Ohio. This tournament does not offer much competition, but is more for our team to get in a flow together and prepare for Boo Williams next weekend in Virginia. I know that playing for a team out of Ohio does not leave me much opportunity to practice. This, though, is not entirely bad. It gives me the chance to work on what is more important for me this off-season. I’ve begun working with a personal trainer. Fours days a week I go through a weight-lifting program intended to obviously make me more powerful. Two days a week I work with him to develop my speed, agility, quickness, and altogether explosiveness. This comes to a total of 6 days of personal development, the majority of which is during the week, and then tournaments and travel on the weekends. I’ll be pretty busy this spring and summer, but that is usually the case. I donâ€™t mind at all, itâ€™ll only make me a better player.