Louie Jordan - Weber State, Leicester Riders | "I am very excited to get to work with Coach Duft"
Louie Jordan has announced he has committed to play NCAA Division 1 school Weber State ahead of the 22-23 season. The 6’8, 18-year-old forward was part of Charnwood’s incredible 21-22 EABL title-winning roster this season. Jordan averaged 13.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during their successful regular season, was named to all conference first-team honors while also making 13 league appearances for Leicester Riders in their BBL campaign.
Jordan started his basketball career in 2017 with the Leicester Riders u16s and finally making the u18s. He helped the team gain a playoff spot in the NBL, which earned him a spot at Charnwood College and an invite to the Great Britain under 16’s camp.
In the 19-20 season, Louie was progressing his game at such an impressive level he appeared for multiple Riders teams; The under 17’s, 18’s, 19’s and division 2 men’s team. The season was put on hold due to the pandemic. Louie didn't let that stop him as he came out of lockdown as an impact player, earning him a key role in the EABL and division 2 team.
Charnwood won the EABL championship behind Jordan and North Dakota commit Victor Ndoukou this year. The same Charnwood team also competed in NBL 2, the third division of pro basketball.
Jordan has stated in a previous interview that “I have always wanted to go and test myself in the NCAA and I’m really grateful to Weber State for the opportunity to fulfill a dream…winning the EABL title is the perfect way to leave Charnwood College. I owe a big thank you to the whole Rider programme – the staff and coaches who have supported me in my time here.”
Jordan became someone well-regarded as one of the best shooters in the country and started getting recruited by the likes of UAPB but knowing about Damian Lillard attending Weber State made it more exciting when they first contacted him. Jordan was a fan of how all of WSU’s coaching staff was involved in his recruitment and felt the program’s commitment to individual development was what he needed the most.
Jordan is set to link up with another Brit at Weber State with Alex Tew part of the roster that went 21-12 in his freshman year.
We asked Jordan how would you some up your 21-22 season?
“I think my 21/22 season was my real breakout season as I put up good numbers week in week out in division 2 NBL and played a key role in our Charnwood team winning the early championship managing to pick up 1st team northern conference.”
What are you most looking forward to playing in the US?
“I am most looking forward to the competitive environment and the drive that is given from the coaches in America. I am very excited to get to work with Coach Duft and the rest of the coaches who I know will help me progress and take my game to the next level.”