5fouls Posted May 8 Report Share Posted May 8 A 7'8" prodigy from the Australian Outback, Jordan Brady Gretzky VI (locals call him 'Tiger') has added 19.5 inches to his height in the last 7 months. A big with PG skills and a deadly outside shot, his sudden growth has made him the talk of the basketball world. Playing in the most recent season of the Australian equivalent of AAU, Gretzky averaged 37.3 points, 24.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 5.1 blocks. He shot 81% from the field, 67% from 3-point range, and 99.6% from the FT line. He is just starting to gain the attention of colleges in the United States. A straight A student in school, Gretzky has gone on record saying he will fulfill a promise he made to his grandmother and attend 4 years of college and get a degree before going pro. When asked what colleges he had most interest in, Gretzky listed Villanova, Kansas, Indiana, Quinnipiac, and Duke. An NBA scout has referred to Gretzky as 'Bill Russel with a shot, Steve Nash, with size, and in possession of Magic Johnson's basketball IQ' In a recent interview with the Sydney Post & Tribune, Gretzky was asked what he would miss most about Australia when he left for school in the U.S. Gretzky replied. "There are a lot of things, but probably the biggest, and I know it seems little, will be how my dad calls me 'son' when we talk. It's going to be tough not hearing that". Gretzky's father, Woody, was a 2-time All-Aussie prep star in school during the 1990's. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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