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Its no question that the PSAL B division has some hidden gems when it comes to talented basketball players in NYC. One of these hidden gems played a key role in helping South Bronx Prep win their first ever city championship in the schools’ history. His name is Jordan Agyemang, a 6-6 200-pound Forward who may be one of the most versatile and athletic players in the city. His ability to play inside and outside gives him an advantage over many players at his size.
Agyemang has embraced the role of being an underdog his whole career at SBP. He started his career at the school on the Junior Varsity team as a freshman, and joined the varsity team his sophomore year. Despite the size he brought to the team, he didn’t start right away. Agyemang had to learn from the upperclassmen on his team as well as go through the development process under head coach Paul Campbell.
In his first year of varsity, he averaged eight points and 11 rebounds per game. Those numbers grew to 19 points and 17 rebounds per game last season. This season Agyemang has career-high averages of 28 points, 15 rebounds and four assists per game. On March 5th, Agyemang reached 1000 career points at the school.
Jordan is not only putting up big numbers on the court on a nightly basis, he is also the ideal student athlete at South Bronx Prep. With a 1000 SAT score and an 85 average he has the grades to qualify academically. Jordan hopes to Major in computer technology when he goes to college.
When it comes to what he can bring to college program, aside from his athletic talents Agyemang is a player who brings a high level of intensity and he’s proved to be very coachable. “I know how it feels to be an underdog so it inspires me to bring a high level of intensity to the game and I’m also willing to learn”. Agyemang told us in a recent interview
At the moment, Agyemang is one of the top unsigned seniors in the city. If any coaches are looking for a wing around this time, Agyemang should be at the top of the list.