0

Faciane maps basketball future

Photo by Derrick Mahone
Morrow point guard Jordan Faciane has verbally committed to sign with Campbell University during the November early signing period.

Photo by Derrick Mahone Morrow point guard Jordan Faciane has verbally committed to sign with Campbell University during the November early signing period.

After a big summer on the AAU basketball circuit, Jordan Faciane decided not to play football this season for Morrow.

Instead, he wants to place his full concentration on basketball.

The senior point guard has already gotten another distraction out of the way when he committed to Campbell University to play his college basketball.

“My main focus this season will be on helping this team get to the playoffs,” Faciane said Tuesday evening. “I gave up football to concentrate on basketball. I’m definitely ready for the season to begin.”

Being on point guard, Faciane will be counted for leadership. The Mustangs are hoping to make their first state playoff appearance since the 2007-08 season when they lost in the first round to Douglass.

“I feel we are coming together as a team,” said Faciane, who averaged about 15 points last season. “I’ve got to be a leader. I have to put these guys on my back and carry this team.”

Morrow lost in the quarterfinals of the Region 4-AAAA tournament last season to champion Jonesboro, which reached the state semifinals.

His mind will be more at ease knowing that his immediately basketball future is secure. Players can sign their scholarship offers in November during a one-week signing period.

Faciane said he had received interest from Temple and East Tennessee State, but felt that Campbell was the best fit. The Fighting Camels play in the Big South Conference.

“It seemed liked the best place for me,” he said. “I really like the coaches and what the school has to offer. I’m excited about the opportunity.”

This past summer, he played with the Griffin Grasshoppers’ AAU team, which traveled around the country.

“I felt like I did real good,” he said. “We played in a lot of big tournaments against some good competition. It was a lot of great exposure for me.”