Jordanna Schrecker has really distinguished herself as a top New York girl’s high school basketball prospect this AAU season with her 17U Hoopers NY squad.
The New Dorp High School guard and Staten Island, New York, native scored 19 points in the first pool game of the of the Ohio Basketball National Championships at the Orlando Convention Center on Saturday with the AAU Hoopers NY.
Additionally, Schecker posted a total of 84 points in four contests with the Hoopers NY in the recent Orlando Splash Tournament, good for a 21 points per game average.
In addition to her sparkling AAU numbers, Schrecker put up strong stats with New Dorp High School during the 2021-22 PSAL campaign. She averaged 12.1 ppg and sank 76 percent from the foul line in 13 tilts.
With the impressive play, the college attention has followed. Schrecker currently holds DI offers from McNeese State, Manhattan, Boise, Butler, University of the Pacific, Cal Poly, Canisius, Presbyterian, Western Kentucky, Georgetown and Eastern Michigan.
Hoopers NY Head Coach Dan Melious said that his budding 15-year-old star has shined under the tutelage of older teammates Katety L’Amoreux and his daughter and Georgia Tech commit Nicole Melious.
“Jordanna is playing at another level,” Melious said. “I think she definitely learned a lot from Nicole and Katety Lamoreaux this season. She trains with Nicole in Staten Island with Matt Reeves and Gerry Mosley.”
At first, Melious said he did not want to place undue pressure on Schrecker, who would be playing against girls with more experience than her. But he left that decision up to the emerging star.
“We (Hoopers NY coaching staff) were unsure at first where she’d play—16U or 17u.” he recalled. “I told her, ‘Don’t waste your time after a few practices (if this is something you feel you’re not ready for).’ She texted me and said she wanted to play 17U.”
Schrecker‘s offensive output In the Ohio Basketball Orlando Splash Tournament proves she is prepared to face any on-court challenge, and ready to help guide the NY Hoopers after Melious and Lamoreaux move on to the next level next year.
“After this week, she’s shown she’s the unquestioned leader coming into next season, “Melious exclaimed. “She’s a special person and player. She’s a legit freshman who just turned 15 years old, playing well against the best plyers in the country on big stages. She is ready to lead the program the next two years.”
While several high school and AAU basketball coaches and fans alike thought that Melious would step away from coaching after Nicole finishes playing AAU hoops, he said he will stick around to help Schrecker develop, as well as other players.
“Everyone thought I would be done coaching after Nicole (is done playing AAU),” Melious said. “Jordanna will keep me coaching. Her and Nat Fox will be leaders next season. It will be fun. I believe in that kid. She has a huge future.”
- Jerry Del Priore
Photo: Jordanna Schrecker’s Twitter account.
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