Next Up Week 2

Guest blogger, Michael G. Moore Jr. gives his Month of May weekly entry of the “Next Up” series. Each week he will highlight a different youth basketball player from the area who will each be a name to remember in the years to come.   

Players Name- Amirah Jordan 

Grade going to in the Fall- 6th

School attending in fall- JCTMS

AAU Program- Nike Lady Gymrats

When a 5th grader is already being asked “Which High School are you considering?” You know you have a special talent coming into your Middle School program. She enters the Middle School scene as a top incoming 6th grader.  If she plays all three years of Middle School, she could really leave her mark with a memorable career at JCTMS before moving on to High School as a Freshmen.  

1) Who got you started playing b-ball?

Brother /Dad

2) Favorite WNBA player?

Elena Delle Donne 

3) Favorite current College WBB player?

Te’a Cooper of Baylor 

4) Favorite candy?

None bc I don’t eat candy 

5) Favorite restaurant?

Sake Blue

6) Favorite animated character?

Bugs Bunny

7) Favorite sports movie?

Love and Basketball

8) Routine before each game?

Listen to Roddy Rich while stretching for game

9) Most memorable b-ball moment so far? 

Being selected as 5-star player by the GYBC Report for the class of 2027 in a tourney recap after the AAU Nationals tournament last summer in Gatlinburg, TN. 

10) If you could only achieve one, which would it be and why?  HS state title, College WBB National Title or WNBA Title 

I would prefer a High School State Title because that means my team set the bar high that season with a great year and hopefully because of that success, College coaches would take notice and come to a few of our games and look at our team.