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Jordan Obi Commits To Kentucky

Updated: May 5

It has been a hot minute since we have had a commitment on the women's basketball side of things. It’s been over two weeks to be exact. The last one was Teonni Key announcing her decision to transfer in from North Carolina to become a Wildcat.


When new women's head basketball coach Kenny Brooks first stepped on campus he hit the recruiting trail hot-and-heavy from moment one. He reeled in several commitments in a very quick timespan from players such as Georgia Amoore, Clara Silva, Clara Strack, Lexi Blue, Amelia Hassett, and Teonni Key. However, even the best recruiters deserve a break, right?


Well, Brooks has gotten back on the recruiting trail once again and managed to secure another key piece for his 2024-25 roster. As of Thursday night, Kentucky has received a commitment from Jordan Obi.


Obi is a 6'1" forward who is hailing in from the University of Penn. She was originally a part of the 2020 class and has spent her last four seasons as a Quaker.


Now as a Wildcat, Jordan Obi has one more year of eligibility left in her collegiate career due to missing her first season (coronavirus) and she has decided to put the future of her basketball career in the hands of Kentucky’s Brooks.


The women’s basketball staff is getting a proven playmaker and scorer in this addition and the fact that she has started in every game but one that she has played in throughout her career speaks volumes.


As a sophomore at Penn, Obi averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks a game all while totaling in 33 minutes a game of playing time. Overall, she also shot nearly 41% from the field which is really beneficial. Her junior and senior seasons have been eerily similar as she has accumulated a game average of 13.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1 block per game in that span.


The one thing that I have seen from a statistical perspective is that Jordan Obi has improved on her three-point shooting during her time at Penn. In her sophomore season she averaged 28.8% from the arc but has improved to nearly 39% in just this past season. If you have ever played the game yourself, you are aware that a jump like that is an impressive leap to make by an individual.


In Obi's four seasons at Penn she also racked up a lot of accolades both on and off the court. Starting in 2021, she earned the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on three separate occasions, as well as, Rookie of the Month in November of 2021 according to CoBL.com. In 2022, Jordan earned CoBL.com All-City Second Team, Second-Team All-Ivy, and Second-Team All-Big 5. In 2023, she earned the Ivy League Player of the Week on two occasions along with Second-Team All-Ivy and Second-Team All-Big 5 again. Now fast forward to the present year, Obi was awarded First-Team All-Ivy, Academic All-Ivy, and she also joined the 1,000-point club.


Brooks is swinging for the fences in his first season with Kentucky. He is getting veteran players who have proved that they can contribute for their former teams and will bring that to this program. Jordan Obi is another pickup who fits this bill. She can easily be a day-one starter due to her scoring ability and the fact that she is a rebounding magnet, especially for her size. I think Kentucky fans will be excited about this recruit and will be excited to see her in Brooks' offense.






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