CORPUS CHRISTI – Junior John Jordan has added another award to his 2013-14 trophy case, as he was named Second Team All-District 23 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Jordan was named First Team All-Southland earlier this week.
Jordan is in the midst of one of the finest seasons in Islanders history, averaging 14.9 points (10th in the league) to go along with his 5.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds. He is also in the league's top 10 in steals (1.6, 4th), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9, 5th) and minutes (33.9, 4th).
The Houston native is on pace to break his own school records for minutes played (1,015) and assists (157) during the postseason. His 448 points this season are seventh in Islanders lore, while he is second in free throws made (177) and attempted (258), and is ninth in steals (49). Jordan has posted at least 20 points on 10 occasions to go along with 17 games with at least five assists and 15 games with at least five rebounds.
Even though he is only a junior, he is already ascending the career record books as well. He needs just 40 more assists in his career to break Brian Evans' (2000-04) school record of 493, as Jordan has tallied the top three assist seasons in school history in his three years. Earlier this year, he also became the ninth member of the Islanders' 1,000-point club, and needs 393 points to become the school's all-time scoring leader. He is also in the school's all-time top 10 in minutes (4th, 3,018), free throws made (363, 3rd), free throws attempted (531, T-1st), rebounds (377, 9th) and steals (119, 7th).
Perhaps more importantly, Jordan has led the Islanders to their finest season since the 2006-07 squad won the regular-season and tournament titles to garner the only NCAA Tournament berth in school history. This year's Islanders have clinched a winning season at 17-14 overall, and their 14-4 mark placed them second in the conference behind only undefeated SFA. By virtue of the second-place finish, A&M-Corpus Christi received a bye all the way to the semifinals of the 2014 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, where they will play on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The game will be televised on ESPN3.
To purchase tickets to see the Islanders during the Tournament, call 825-BALL (2255) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All-session passes for the tourney are available for just $75, and guarantee a seat in the Islanders' section at the Merrell Center for all A&M-Corpus Christi games.
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