Time to take a look at another up and coming Irish basketball player as we focus on 1996 born Jordan McClelland. The Derry born guard currently stands at 6’1″ and has an impressive all round game combining a high basketball IQ with an array of excellent basketball fundamentals.
Due to the fact that he has only turned 16 McClelland has only had the opportunity to play in three senior games (In Ireland you are prohibited from playing in senior competition until you turn 16) and the Irish junior international has wasted no time in making a strong impression. He finished as the games overall top scorer as North Star played Ulster Elks (26 points) and Queens (22 points) and also dropped 18 vs Ballymena Blackstone in the BNI Premier League just last week. McClelland has also performed well for St Columb’s College, just yesterday he scored 26 points in the Ulster Schools b final as St Columb’s held on to defeat Aquinas 75-69.
McClelland is a part of the current 24 man Irish squad in training for the 2014 u18 European Championships and his main aim over the next season will be continue to improve in order to make the cut to the final 12. Check out the TCC highlight video below featuring clips from McClelland’s first few games of the 2012/13 season.