Saginaw’s Jordan Hare has dominant defensive effort for Rhode Island

November 26, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes

Saginaw Arthur Hill grad Jordan Hare‘s lack of bulk will certainly limit him as a college freshman center at Rhode Island. But Hare’s length and athleticism will also make him a weapon, particular defensively, in some situations. Hare had his best college game of his young career Nov. 23, with eight points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks in 28 minutes against Loyola (Md.). Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley talked about how Hare is progressing this season with the Providence Journal:

Dan Hurley says that Hare does not weight 200 pounds and his long-limbed, thin muscle body is a major detriment right now. The team has Hare on a high calorie diet but nothing can replace the value of playing major minutes under heavy pressure this soon in his freshman season.

“He dictated that by giving a really great effort,” Hurley said. “He’s a building block guy for us. He’s gotten his brains beat in a little bit here early. He’s playing college basketball in the post at 197 pounds. That’s tough to do.”

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