Jordan Burgess makes a statement 

December, 14, 2011
This weekend at the National HS Hoops Festival, I got a chance to see an interesting matchup between SFs Arnaud Moto (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) and Jordan Burgess(Richmond, Va./Benedictine) and I came away very impressed with how Burgess did against his ESPNU 100 counterpart.

These are different players going to different leagues -- Moto is headed to Wake Forest and Burgess is going to VCU, where his brother played. Moto is a physical specimen of explosion, strength and ability in the lane, while Burgess is a skilled wing whose brother got better every year and wound up in the Final Four as a junior with the VCU rams.

On Saturday, Burgess got the best of the matchup with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The VCU pledge dove to the post (they didn’t give it to him), made a 3 and rebounded like you’d expect. Moto (6 points, 8 rebounds, 3-16 FG) did not play well. Let’s get this out of the way and it’s not an excuse it is fact: Moto’s three weeks back from a summer knee injury, however, I’d contend his injury had little to do with his game against Burgess.