The Essentials: 7-0, 195-lb center for United Faith Christian Academy and Indiana Elite
The Schools: Clemson, Indiana and South Carolina have offered scholarships. Memphis, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Tennessee have expressed interest.
The Leaders: Indiana, with its ties to Jurkin via Director of Operations and Video Coordinator Drew Adams, is believed to be in great position with the Sudanese big man. Jurkin, however, has not named a leader publicly.
The Ranking: ESPN.com ranks Jurkin the 16th best prospect in the 2012 class.
The Scout Says: “Jurkin is thin but very long. He runs well and covers a lot of ground with each step. He is best on the defensive end right now as he is an excellent shot blocker. He shows good touch on the offensive end and can shoot face up jumpers to 15 feet but needs to be more aggressive with his offense. He obviously needs to improve his strength and girth. He also needs to improve the strength of his hands. He is a solid rebounder with his length and bounce but needs to get stronger in order to hold his ground in the paint. Great upside on this kid.” – ESPN Scout’s Inc. on Jurkin.
Filed to: Peter Jurkin