Ford has been given three stars on both Rivals.com and scout.com. CJ Ford averaged 15.5 points a game his senior year at Westover High School. Last year he also boasted a 50% shooting percentage but his three point percentage dropped from 42% to 35% compared to his Junior year. In the 2010-2011 season, CJ averaged 17 points and 5 assists a game. His Sophomore year, he lead his team in scoring; again averaging 21 points per game. CJ is an explosive point guard that has the ability to hit the outside shot consistently. He has the speed to be a dominant threat in the back court.
With Zay Jackson and Isaiah Canaan returning, the back court for Murray State could be deadly next year. Having CJ and Zay could possibly mean a posisition change for Isaiah Cannan to the two guard. Adding CJ to next year's roster will help us, Racer fans, get over the loss of Donte Poole. Not saying that Poole's three point shooting can be easily replaced but CJ can hit from deep as well, if you leave him open.
It is going to be a lot of fun to watch this kid grow and mature as a basketball player. I expect him to play a huge role in next year's success and, by the time he is a senior, this man will be putting up huge numbers and leading the Racers to more memorable seasons.
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