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Enadeghe looking to polish skills at Waycross College

Photo by Derrick Mahone
North Clayton standout Marcus Hunt announced Friday that he plans to sign with Georgia Tech during the early signing period in November. He had 30 scholarship offers.

Photo by Derrick Mahone North Clayton standout Marcus Hunt announced Friday that he plans to sign with Georgia Tech during the early signing period in November. He had 30 scholarship offers.

Former Jonesboro basketball player Jordan Enadeghe had three options for college.

He could have accepted a scholarship at Alabama A&M, become a walk-on at Gardner-Webb or play two seasons at Waycross College in South Georgia.

The 6-foot-3 forward chose the latter.

“I just felt my game wasn’t good enough yet to attend Alabama A&M or Gardner-Webb,” Enadeghe said. “I think with some work, I can go a little bigger.”

Playing mostly in the paint last season for Jonesboro, which reached the Class AAAA semifinals, he didn’t get much of an opportunity to develop his perimeter game. Enadeghe said that improving his ball-handling and shooting skills will be his main priority the next two seasons at Waycross, which is coached by former Clayton State assistant Cory Baldwin.

“We are definitely excited about getting him,” Baldwin said. “Coming from a winning team at Jonesboro, we know he has a winning attitude.”

Last season, the Swamp Foxes won the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association title and finished No. 12 in the nation. Enadeghe will likely compete for a starting position since Waycross graduated all its starters and has only four players returning.

Over the last two seasons, Baldwin has had 13 players sign college scholarships with either a Div. I or Div. II school.

“The sky is definitely the limit for Jordan,” Baldwin said. “If he continues to work hard, I think he has a chance to go to the next level. He is the type of player that can play multiple positions.”

Baldwin said that Enadeghe should fit well at Waycross, which runs a similar system as Jonesboro. With Div. I signees James White and Rasham Suarez on the team, Enadeghe was a role player for the Cardinals, which won the Region 4-AAAA championship.

Suarez was named the region player fo the year. Before transferring to Jonesboro, Enadeghe played two seasons at Forest Park.

Enadeghe will begin classes Monday at Waycross, which is a five-hour trek from Clayton County. He said it might take some time to get adjusted to a small town.

“It is much different than Atlanta,” he said. “There is not much to do, so I will have an opportunity to concentrate on my studies and basketball. There is no distractions.”