Any SLU basketball fan knows the name, the hair, the clutch time buckets… but I do not think that he gets nearly enough credit for all of the contributions he has made in his career at Saint Louis University. I find his lack of recognition atrocious and I want to do everything in my power to fix the issue; thus, I present to you the honorary Jordair Jett article.
First, I would like to share with you a picture of Jordair Jett:
Who could forget a player who not only excels on the court with talent and physical prowess, but also has such a memorable face, physique, and way about him? What he brings to the program does not only stop at his contributions on the court, but also the recognition he brings to the name Saint Louis University and the attention he draws from casual or ignorant fans and the media. When you see a clip of a Billiken game, it is very likely that you will notice Jett before any others. Why? Well, look at him! Not many players can say that they are 6’1″, 220 lbs, and have a 44″ vertical. And to add to it all: his hair. Whether you’re a fan of it or not, you can not disagree that his hair is one of the most recognizable hairstyles in the NCAA.
All that being said, physical characteristics alone, no matter how extraordinary, do not make a superstar. What makes a player as valuable as Jordair Jett has proven to be is leadership on and off the court through mental stability, responsibility, and the obvious statistical contributions. That being said, here are Jordair’s stats by year up to date:
Consistency through his career show that Jordair has been a large contributor from day 1 and does so in many ways across the board. Another stat that is difficult to keep track of is ability to contribute in crunch-time. This year alone, Jordair has clinched multiple victories for this team due to last-second shots or plays; his last second isolation plays against La Salle and UMass stand out in particular. The ability to win games like that is of immeasurable value, and Jett struts that ability with pride.
Not only is Jordair a great player, but he’s also a team player. His 3.1 assists per game for his career speak to that, as well as his spectacular leadership skills. He’s a senior in every sense of the word and without him many games would have resulted differently. Jordair is a front-runner for the Atlantic 10 player of the year, and after edging his opponent Chaz Williams on Sunday he has made a strong case for the title. He is one of the greatest and most successful Billikens ever and SLU will greatly miss him next year. Until then, keep doing your thing Jordair, and go Bills!