Mack excited for Jordan Nwora's future after strong international showing
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- New University of Louisville men's basketball coach Chris Mack is getting to know his players this summer, and he learned a lot about Jordan Nwora in that time.
The rising sophomore forward played for the Nigerian team in the FIBA African qualifiers. He set a scoring record in one game with 36 points.
"Obviously playing in Africa, they're gonna get me right," Nwora said Tuesday. "Just working hard every day, you're gonna get to learn and understand the concepts to become more of a complete player."
But what he and his new coach found out is there's more to his game than just being a shooter.
"Any time you get to play internationally, you're gonna play against men," Mack said. "You're gonna play against guys that are 30 years old and have a family and kids. You better be physical. I think the one thing I was really excited about ... I know Jordan can score the ball. We all know he can shoot the ball. But to rebound the way he did at the international level, to almost average double-figure rebounds, says a lot about his capabilities as an overall player."
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