I remember that aspect of his game when I first became aquatinted with him as a long, shaggy haired grade 8 point guard, at the CYBL.
Playing along side Cashius McNeilly, and Canada Elite, Persad showed signs of being an elite player.
That was two years ago.
As of today, Jordan Persad is making a case as one of the best point guards in the class of 2020.
Persad’s big time performances both on Canadian soil and internationally are now apart of his blossoming.
What has the sharpshooting, high IQ guard done this year?
Well first, he recently committed to play south of the boarder in Texas at St. Anthony’s Prep.
But wait, it gets better.
Persad scored two MVPs, first at the Kawartha Classic with his former school Thornlea, then at the Jane and Finch Classic August 7th with the Toronto Longhorns,
It doesn’t stop there.
Playing two years up at the FIBA U16 , Persad averaged 31.2 points, 6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 4.8 steals per game on 72.9% shooting from the free throw line.
This also included a 41point, 6 steals and 3 assists performance against the Dominica.
Fast forward to August 27th and coming off the u15 Centrobasket Championships and there is no sign of slowing down from the Toronto native.
His last two stat lines go as follows;
38 Pts, 11 Reb, 10 Ast and 5 Stls.
56 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast and 13 Stls.
After it’s all said and done, Persad is first in scoring, freethrow makes, percentage, and steals at the Centrobasket with 38 PPG, 21 makes, 87% from the line, and, a jaw dropping, 7.3 SPG!
He is also 2nd in assists, 5th in field goal percentage, and top 20 in rebounds.
Ok, now we are all caught up.
Persad continually works on his shooting putting up hundreds of shots behind closed doors, and this hard work has attributed to him being one of the top shooters in 2020.
Coming from a very supportive family, basketball also runs in the Persad family as his older brother Brandon plays at Lake Head University in Thunder Bay.
Brandon stands at 6’4. Jordan is 6ft. Brandon is in University. Jordan is 15. It seems as if his dreams of becoming the Canadian Curry is in the making.