Jordan Threloff Heading to Illinois State

    
November 13th, 2009
NORMAL, Ill. – Jordan Threloff (TREE-lawf), a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior center at DeKalb High School, signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) Thursday and will continue his academic and basketball career at Illinois State University.  

“We are excited to say the least that Jordan has decided to join our program,” head coach Tim Jankovich said.  “We have targeted him for the better part of two years and are celebrating a long, but important, recruiting battle.  His size is obvious.  But more than his size, he’s a talented offensive player with outstanding touch, hands and passing ability.  We think he will have an outstanding career at Illinois State.”

As a junior, Threloff averaged 22 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game for the Barbs.  The team lost in the regionals to South Elgin, but Threloff tossed in 38 points.  The DeKalb Daily Chronicle’s Player of the Year was also named first team all-conference and all-area after leading DeKalb to the Western Sun Conference title.  He also earned second team all-state honors by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and was an honorable mention all-state honoree by the Associated Press.

During the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla., the Joy of the Game-based Rising Stars 17U Boys Gold team, which Threloff played for, upset the top AAU team in the country, All-Ohio-Red, which owned a 183-9 record over the last three years.  Threloff’s AAU team also went on to defeat a Baltimore Elite team that was ranked in the top-16 in the country, before falling in the tournament semifinals to Amare Stoudemire’s Team Stat.

Threloff joins Kenyon Smith among the Redbirds’ early signees for the 2010 recruiting class