Jaylen Barford, Jackson South Side HS, Jackson, Tennessee
We have offered 6’3″ guard Jaylen Barford out of Jackson, Tennessee. Jaylen already has several mid-offers including Murray State, VCU and Wichita State. Tennessee is also gaining interest in Jaylen. Barford attended high school (Jackson South Side) with AJ Merriweather, so we may have a good shot with him.
Jaylen Barford Evaluations
Barford can run the point but is more of scorer at this point basically out of necessity for his various teams. He has a nice outside stroke and can get past you with a dynamite first step.
Chicago Classic Evaluation from JucoJunction
6-foot-2 point guard Jaylen Barford put together a big performance for the Nashville Celtics. The Jackson (Tenn.) Southside junior is a dynamic athlete in the backcourt with serious court vision as well.
Barford produced some highlight-level passes in the half-court off the ball screen on Friday night, while also showing an ability to athletically finish around the rim through contact. He’s a high-motor player who brings energy to the defensive end and excels at playing the passing lanes, where he gets his hands on a lot of deflections.
Barford is a prospect who could see a serious jump in his recruiting stock with continued strong play on the AAU circuit. Right now, the 2014 point guard claims offers from Murray State, Western Kentucky, Tennessee State, VCU, Wichita State and Utah, while also getting recent interest from Tennessee.
See more at JucoJunction.
Update 8/9/13: Jaylen Barford has told Jamie Shaw of Verbal Commits that his top 8 are Rhode Island, Creighton, Duquense, Western Kentucky, Utah, NC Central, ETSU and North Texas.
— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) August 6, 2013
Jaylen Barford highlight video