The former Michigan star, Jordan Poole, has been showing flashes of Klay and Curry-esque potential all season, and I think I speak for every Golden State Warriors‘ fan when I say I’m excited to watch what the future holds for Poole’s silky, offensive game for the Warriors next season.
What strikes most basketball fans about Poole is his undeniably smooth offensive game.
Arguably the most encouraging development for the Golden State Warriors this season was the improvements of young guard Jordan Poole.
When looking at players from the 2019 draft class, he is one of the most aesthetically pleasing players to watch when he shoots the ball, with everything from his fast release to the consistent mechanics in his jump shot.
His ability to score from three levels in such a comfortable manner is one of the best indicators that a player will reach the heights of being a star player.
So many players have gained All-Star consideration around a smooth and refined scoring game, such as guys like Lou Will and Jordan Clarkson. Because scoring is the most important aspect of the game, players with an effortless scoring touch like Poole can’t go unnoticed.
Too many prospects have arrived in the NBA and looked one-dimensional and awkward when it comes to scoring the ball. This is something Poole has never struggled with, as he comes out the gate scoring with effortless touch.
He just has the special touch you can’t teach every player. So even though he may still be a raw prospect for Golden State, he is leaps and bounds ahead of most players at his level when it comes to putting the ball in the basket.
This is why he has such a bright future.
Poole has had as a good a start you can have to your career as a teammate. You can’t complain about having Curry and Klay as veterans, and in my opinion, they are the perfect mentors for him considering his archetype.
Poole is no doubt All-Star bound with Steph and Klay by his side teaching him every trick in the book, and what’s really scary is that Poole already plays like an amalgamation of the two splash brothers.
He can come off screens and knock down the three-ball, and his pull-up jumper is also lethal. Poole is only going to become scarier for the rest of the league and the Warriors are lucky to have them.
If I haven’t already won you over as a Jordan Poole fan, just take a look at his numbers in March this year. He was averaging 18.5 points a night on 49 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent shooting from deep!
In only his second year Poole was putting up near All-Star numbers when given the chance to shine as the Warriors’ No. 2 option.
What’s really scary is how young and raw he is. The Warriors really did get another steal in Poole, and maybe even a future franchise player for the post-Curry era.