Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
Player of the Week: Jordan Danberry
Name: Jordan Danberry
Nickname: Jo or Jojo
Twitter name: @bossINtheMAKIN
School: Conway High School
Weight: 145 lbs
Position: point guard (pg)
junior stats: Average 12.3 points, 6.7 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7
Number of years playing basketball: 10 years
Schools that have offered: UofA, Oklahoma State, K State, MS State, UCA, UALR, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, SMU
I committed to Arkansas because: I wanted to play for my home state and be Arkansas.
Coach Jimmy Dykes is: a very passionate man. He loves God, he loves his family, and he loves basketball.
Schools I've visited: Oklahoma State University, University of Arkansas, Texas Christian University
In college, I plan to major in: International Relations
Best basketball moment: When my team won the 2014 7A State Championship game
My favorite play: pick and roll
Best player I?ve played against: Tyler Scaife
Favorite high school team to play against: Fort Smith Northside and Greenwood
Describe what basketball means to you in 20 words or fewer: It's my passion. Basketball is literally life for me. It's not only the competitive side that's intriguing but it also opens up so many opportunities in life.
Favorite WNBA player: Skylar Diggins
Favorite WNBA team: Pheonyx Mercury
Favorite music: Hip hop/ r & b / gospel
Favorite song: Different by Tasha Page Lockhart
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite TV show: Orange is the New Black
Favorite actor: Boris Kodjoe
Favorite actress: Jada Pinkett Smith
Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite class: US Government and Politics
Hobbies: playing card games, dominoes, and hanging with friends and family
The one thing I could not live without is: my family
Role model: Steph Curry
Three words to describe me: Humble, Honest, Hardworking
People would be surprised that I: write poetry
Ten years from now I'll be: a detective or FBI Agent
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