Eagles Land Big Man Nobles

2 Nov

031113_Ypsi_vs_Canton_CS-6_displayCall him a late-bloomer, but Canton 6’8″ 2014 forward Jordan Nobles can play.  Already Canton’s leading shot blocker is the school’s history with still a senior season to go, Jordan has decided to take his talents to the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University to play for coach Rob Murphy.

Nobles made a name for himself during the AAU circuit with the Michigan Warriors.  The wing forward is long and extra lanky, but he can also jump out of the gym if needed.  He is one of those unique forwards that can step out and shoot a free-throw line extended jumper, and then finish one at the rake on a defender using his left hand at the rim.  Runs the floor very well, and has improved on ball handling and adding muscle over the offseason.

“The atmosphere was great,” Nobles had to say about Eastern Michigan while on his official visit while he committed, “the players and coaches were cool, and the campus is nice.”

The Eagles, under head coach Rob Murphy, have made tremendous strides during his first two years at the helm.  A winner of two state championships while the head man at Detroit Crockett and Central, in his inaugural first season led the Eagles to the 2011-2012 MAC West division championship, and was named MAC coach of the year.

It is clear that the atmosphere surrounding EMU has changed under the new coaching staff, which has impacted recruiting for the Eagles.  “The program is very family oriented, which I like,” Jordan went onto say, “[it] is a very close knit group of guys.”  Nobles stated that he will come in as a freshman, and will be ready to make an immediate impact on the team, playing a three or wing position.

Jordan still has one year of eligibility left at Canton, and he and fellow Chiefs are ready to contend in the KLAA conference this upcoming season.

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One Response to “Eagles Land Big Man Nobles”

  1. Joseph Frye November 4, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Good find! I will follow Canton through out the season and eye his progress.

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