Four Star Wing Jordan Burks Commits to Ole Miss over Mizzou, Texas Tech, G-League Ignite and Others
OXFORD, Miss. — At the end of July, four-star Jordan Burks released his final six schools to his Twitter account and released an August 11th commitment date. Now the time has come and Burks has gone to Instagram to announce his commitment live. He chose the Rebels!
He picked Ole Miss over the likes of Mizzouri, Texas Tech, The G-League Ignite, Eastern Michigan, and Mississippi State.
Burks also received offers from Illinois, Florida, Florida State, Xavier, Tulsa, Depaul, Marquette, New Mexico State, Iona Florida A&M, Morgan State, Florida Gulf Coast, UIC, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Stetson, UW Milwaukee and Wichita State.
The third player to commit to Ole Miss as part of the 2023 recruiting class, Burks joins both Jacob Gazzo and Rashaud Marshall as members of the group. Ole Miss was Burks’ only official visit and he visited Oxford back in June.
— JB (@Jordanburks123) June 11, 2022
According to On3.com, Burks is listed as the 88th best prospect in the 2023 class (as of 8/11/22). He is also listed as the 20th best SF in the class by the site as well. ESPN also holds him in high regards as the 21st best SF in the class of 2023 as well.
A 6-9 wing, Burks saw his stock soar after a really impressive summer. Playing for the Florida Rebels (a fitting name), Burks displayed his two-way potential, scoring prowess, and defensive capabilities while racking up multiple offers in the EYBL. In the second session, Burks played some of his best basketball when he put together back-to-back 19 point performances.
This past year, Burks got to play for the Central Pointe Christian Academy. He joined the post-grad academy and earned Second Team All-State honors as part of the Florida Sun Basketball Conference. It has been a winding road for Burks as the Decatur Alabama native has moved around and he details his story on his very own website.
To hear about his career and more of who he is visit jordanburks.com
As a prospect, it is easy to see why so many high majors joined into the recruitment for Burks. At 6-9, he is a fluid player on the perimeter who offers good stretch potential and a really high ceiling. He loves to play in transition, can attack the rim, and has a solid handle for a player of his size.
His plus athleticism for his size and quick twitchiness creates versatility on the defensive end. This makes him very exciting as a prospect. He could be a guy that could guard 2-4 on the perimeter and has surprisingly quick hands to poke the ball loose and force turnovers.
On the Under Armour UAA circuit, Burks shot over 42% from three and scored 12.2 PPG. At the EYBLE circuit with the Florida Rebels, Burks scored 9.9 PPG.
He was invited to the Pangos All American camp earlier this summer as well. Getting into the weight room will be key for him as he continues to work on fine-tuning his game. If he becomes a little more consistent, it is easy to see how Burks could be making plays on both ends for Ole Miss for years to come.
Burks’ commitment continues a trend for Ole Miss. With his pledge, the last five players to commit to Kermit Davis have been rated inside the Top 100 from a major recruiting site.
- TJ Caldwell (ESPN #97) Class of 2022 – Commit Oct. 1st 2021 (on current roster)
- Malique Ewin (On3 #75) Class of 2022 – Commit Oct. 12th 2021 (on current roster)
- Amaree Abram (247 #61) Class of 2022 – Commit Mar. 5th 2022 (on current roster)
- Rashaud Marshall (On3 #51) Class of 2023 – Commit July 7th 2022
- Jordan Burks (On3 #88) Class of 2023 – Commit Aug. 11th 2022
As for the rest of the 2023 recruiting class, Ole Miss is still working on other prospects. Six-foot-seven wing Maccaleb Rich of St Louis has let it be known he will announce on Sept. 26th. Assistant Coach Brock Morris has made a very big impression with Rich and really enjoys his game. He has visits planned for Ole Miss and Kansas State in September.
There is also a duo of guards that Ole Miss has been active with. Most recently, Ole Miss offered Ty-Laur Johnson of St. Benedict Prep in Newark New Jersey. There is also Mississippi native Joshua Hubbard. With plans to announce his commitment on Sept. 22nd, Hubbard recently released his final six schools. Hubbard is already the MAIS scoring leader and if he continues at current pace could be the Mississippi all time scoring leader.
TJ Oxley is a current MBA student at Ole Miss after having earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Toledo. He currently covers college hoops and the NBA Draft for the Basketball Society as well as all things Ole Miss for The Rebel Walk.