Hoops recruiting update

Jordan Loveridge is not even officially a junior in high school and is already one of the most sought-after high school players in Utah.

The West Jordan High star has had frequent contacts from every Division I school in the state as well as several from outside the region.

He’s attended team camps at Utah, BYU, USU and Dixie State and has spent several days participating in informal hoops sessions at various colleges.

He’s not ready to make a decision yet, but did tell the Deseret News Wednesday night who is on his short list of schools.

“I don’t have a favorite right yet,” he said, “but USU, BYU, Utah, Weber State, Washington State and Santa Clara are all on my list. They are all great schools.”

Wednesday, Loveridge – a 6-foot-6, 180-pounder — spent the day playing at BYU with numerous former and current Cougars as well as other players from around the state.

“Just got back from a good workout and run down with past and present players at BYU, all the players and coaches treated me great,” he wrote on his twitter feed. “A lot of good players in the gym today, it’s only going to make me better playing with those college and pro guys down at BYU.”

With two more years of high school ball to play, Loveridge will certainly be a hot recruiting target. He averaged 13 points and nearly seven rebounds per game as a sophomore with the Jaguars and those numbers will undoubtedly jump.

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