Earlier this week, the Grand Rapids Danger announced they reached an agreement with former West Ottawa High School and Lake Superior State University standout Jorddan Myrick to a contract for the 2016-17 ABA season.
Myrick is a 5-foot-10 point guard from Holland, MI. While at West Ottawa, he earned All-OK Red Conference, all-area and Detroit Free Press All-State Third Team honors as a senior in 2010-11, as well as being a McDonald’s All-America nominee and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan all-star. ESPN.com gave Myrick a Scout Grade of 82. West Ottawa coach Jeff VanFossan added, “probably the best player I’ve ever coached.”
Myrick committed to play college basketball at Central Michigan University while playing for the Grand Rapids Storm AAU team at the Chicago Summer Classic. In 2009, Myrick told Cris Greer of mLive.com, “I just love the game, playing it and working hard at it…It’s fun when you keep progressing.”
Playing in fifteen games in 2011-12 at Central Michigan, Myrick averaged just 0.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists before sitting out the final 15 games with an injury.
Jorddan transferred to Lake Superior State University for the 2012-13 season. He averaged 8.3 points and a team-leading 3.8 assists per game during the Lakers’ first nine games. He “scored a season-high 16 points during a 71-57 loss to Hillsdale (12/1), then followed that performace with a 15-point, nine-rebound and nine-assists effort during a 90-83 loss to Malone (12/6)”, according to lssu.edu.
This season, Danger coach Chuck Johnson looks at Myrick as a positive addition to the ABA team as they look to build from their playoff run a year ago.
Grand Rapids will play its’ first game of the season on November 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Kalamazoo, MI against the Cobras and open their home schedule the next weekend at Grace Bible College on November 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. against the Chicago Fury.