South Carolina has a ton of talent that continues to go under the radar and 2022 6’6 Jordyn Surratt could have fallen into that label. Now, one could credit that to the talent in front of him at Dorman with PJ Hall, Myles Tate, and Justin Amadi, who all were starters for the national program.
Now those names are heading off to the next level and now the platform is set for Surratt. And the rising junior is looking to embrace his role this season, as he has a chance to really show off his game.
“It has been a great offseason because I could really keep adding stuff to my game and my main focus is getting my shot better and just keep developing everything in my game,” Surratt told Phenom Hoops.
Surratt’s game though is an intriguing one, as he sports a great frame and blend of skill, athleticism, and IQ on the floor. He is a drive-first type of guy and someone that loves to get the job done on both ends of the floor; a player that loves to bring energy to the floor. When watching him recently at the Upward Stars practice, it can be seen that he has been working on his perimeter game. But he also displayed great hands, ability to break down defenders, and a very good defender.
And, as we mentioned above, playing against top-tier talent that was ahead of him at Dorman certainly showed him the way and helped him develop his game.
“It was a great experience just being able to compete with D1 athletes every day,” he said. “It only made me better as a ballplayer and it also taught me that you have to be tougher than every opponent you play against and how to be a leader. It also prepared me for next year because I have already played against great competition, so I can just play my game when I get out there on the court.”
The hard work this offseason and his preparation could be seen in South Carolina and there is no doubt about it, the talent is there with Surratt. And on the first day for coaches to contact 2022 prospects, Surratt gathered offers from USC Upstate, Old Dominion, and Presbyterian, with a bunch of other schools reaching out to him.
Surratt is an incredibly intriguing prospect in South Carolina and has worked hard to prepare himself for the opportunities that will be coming his way. But this just seems to be the start for this rising junior, as Surratt should be a hot prospect to track down the road.