A transfer from Duke and former All-ACC Defense member, Jordan Goldwire had a career year at Oklahoma. As a 5th year senior, Goldwire averaged 10.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.5 SPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/28/80. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Jordan Goldwire
Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A
Hand size: N/A
Pre-Draft team: Oklahoma
Tools: Defense, playmaking, floater
- Versatile on both ends of the floor; can play both guard spots
- Pesky defender that can shut down drives quick
- High motor
- Comfortable finishing left
- Secondary playmaking ability
- Good finisher at the rim
- Reliable floater
- Good passer on the move; finds shooters and cutters well
- Capable P&R ball handler
- Jump shot lacks fluidity
- Undersized for his projected role
- Lacks explosiveness, limiting his separation ability
- Finishes strictly below the rim
- Needs to master pass accuracy to cutters & on the move to reduce turnovers
- Needs to make quick decisions on the move more reliably to adapt to NBA tempo
- Must show deeper range on jump shot
- Doesn’t draw a lot of fouls
Jordan Goldwire is an undersized combo guard that specializes in defense and playmaking. Despite being 6’2, Goldwire’s defensive footwork, strength, and IQ help him be a strong on-ball defender, which is an area he has grown at since transferring to Oklahoma as a 5th year senior. Offensively, Goldwire needs to prove he can be a consistent shooter that can handle the challenges defenses will throw at him as a ball handler due to his lack of separation ability from speed and athleticism.
Similar to: Bruce Brown, smaller Luke Jackson
Projected draft range: Undrafted
Expected role: Undersized combo guard that can handle the ball and play good defense.
Unplayable if: Off-ball ability is minimal, plus lack of explosiveness and size limit his ability to separate and utilize his passing ability.
Exceeds expectations if: Jump shot develops, allowing him to pass out of closeouts or use his strong floater to score over defenders on 1-2 dribble drives off spot-ups. In this role, Goldwire still tops out as an end of NBA bench player, or he could probably play a meaningful role overseas.