After transferring from Boston University, Jordan Guest went the JUCO route and signed with Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida.
The 6-8, Rancho Santa Margarita, California native, wasn’t expecting to see so many schools show interest this early, but Albany offered and many other schools have started to show interest.
“They told me they were looking for a talented four man and explained how recently they’ve had one of the youngest teams in the NCAA,” he said of what Albany has pitched to him. “I played them last year when I was at Boston and they had good scoring guards.”
In limited minutes, Guest helped Boston beat Albany 71-61, and chipped in seven points and six rebounds.
Albany along with Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State and Washington State are showing initial interest in the junior college forward.
“I’m an active four man that can play on the perimeter and stretch the floor,” he said. “I rebound at a high level, and I post up and exploit switches.”
His recruitment is just starting to pick up and he’s wide open, and would be interested in listening to any school. His recruitment is literally so new that a college visit hasn’t crossed his mind.
He will allow coaches to settle in on him first before he starts making any recruiting decisions.
But before any of that can occur, he has to focus on the one thing that’s important to him, and that’s helping Tallahassee community college achieve their goals.
“I’m here for a year but I’m focused on winning games for the team and a national championship for the program,” he said.
Guest, a one-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week, is coming off a freshman season at Boston U where he averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. His ability to stretch the floor could make him a very lucrative recruit for many programs looking for a mobile big.
As his shot continues to improve, so will his recruitment and the expectation for Guest is to be back on the Division I level and playing at a high level after utilizing the tough junior college ranks to get better as a player.