Jordan Burks Kentucky

Welcome to the BBN, Jordan Burks

The nation’s #1 recruiting class is even stronger with the addition of 6’9” 4-star wing Jordan Burks – who has already made it to Lexington and is working out with the rest of the 2023-24 Wildcats.

Burks was initially committed to Ole Miss. However, he backed out after the coaching change from Kermit Davis to Christopher Beard. In the Overtime Elite League this past season, Burks led the entire league in scoring at 27.1 PPG. 

What Made Him Commit to Kentucky?

“I’ve always been big on Kentucky because of the atmosphere and the culture,” Burks said. “I’ve been watching since I was a kid, and seeing all of the players develop and progress into pros and compete for titles every year made this a place I wanted to play at.”

Plus, he knew he wanted and could develop his game under Coach Calipari and work towards a national championship.

“I want to help this team win a national championship and create a bond with my teammates on and off the court,” Burks said. “I want to prepare myself to be in the best shape and be the most productive I can be for this team.”

ON3’s National Recruiting Analyst Jamie Shaw reports that Burks is built for basketball, with long arms, broad shoulders, and a projectable frame that will take well to a college strength program.

“Burks has a smooth jump shot,” Shaw said. “He needs to clean up the mechanics and his balance points, but the release is consistent and he is confident off the bounce and the catch… Burks is a fluid athlete with some pop.”

Burks is the sixth player to commit to playing for Calipari in the 2023 class – making arguably Cal’s greatest class ever even stronger.

We can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us, Jordan!