RECRUIT: PAUL JORGENSEN
Created: 4/21/2013 5:32:46 PMReplies: 105
Position: point guard
School: Don Bosco
4/21/2013 5:32:46 PM - Florida Colonial - 447 posts (#46)
Lonergan just added him as a facebook friend
4/21/2013 5:41:06 PM - Florida Colonial - 447 posts (#46)
Paul Jorgensen (Ramsey, N.J./ Don Bosco Prep)
2014, PG, 6-3, 185 pounds
Similar to Wiley, Jorgensen was on loan from his normal travel squad this weekend and consequently given an opportunity to show more of his individual playmaking ability. Jorgensen's size and power makes him a very difficult match-up in the backcourt. Combine that with the fact that he's got a quick first step going in both directions and a willingness to play through contact, and he's got all the tools to develop into a very nice prospect.
4/30/2013 3:09:57 PM - VB - 101 posts (#147)
GW, Fordham, Delaware, Quinnipiac, Fairfield, Bucknell, Stony Brook, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, FIU & Canisius offer Paul Jorgenson.
4/30/2013 3:57:20 PM - Free Quebec - 5,453 posts (#2)
Knowing absolutely nothing other than this post, the stuff about good size and willingness to play through contact sounds like something ML really looks for, and the fact that he is a backup who shined when given an opportunity means he might be the kind of player who stays just under the radar enough for us to land a steal.
4/30/2013 4:11:25 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Of course someone will complain that the other offers are too weak... until he ends up signing with Wisconsin and someone will complain that we're aiming too high.
4/30/2013 5:29:13 PM - Florida Colonial - 447 posts (#46)
BM that is so true. I sometimes hesitate posting recruits because it just becomes a forumn for those posts.
4/30/2013 6:05:53 PM - Steven - 135 posts (#124)
I think many of us would just settle for getting a recruit period.
4/30/2013 6:45:43 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,412 posts (#6)
What is becoming clear is that there remains many options that are still available, and that the coaching staff is still hard at work. Still, it would be better to bank a scholarship than to offer one to an incoming freshman who doesn't belong. In that scenerio, I would prefer going to the growing list of one year rentals (seniors with one remaining year of eligibility).
4/30/2013 8:42:57 PM - The MV - 4,160 posts (#4)
Class of 2014. Many of the recent postings are for Class of 2014 prospects. These players will be high school seniors (or are prepping) next year.
5/3/2013 10:22:20 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
6/1/2013 1:22:15 PM - Florida Colonial - 447 posts (#46)
Jorgensen steals the show
6/19/2013 3:06:51 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Big day for George Washington - they have Nana Foulland & Paul Jorgenson on campus today
6/19/2013 5:29:47 PM - Boston Colonial - 272 posts (#75)
We NEED to sign this kid and definitely stay away from the #11 kid trying to guard him!
7/20/2013 2:28:28 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
PG Paul Jorgenson really impressed me today. Says he's up to 27 offers. GW and Fordham going after him the hardest. Would be a great A10 guy
9/5/2013 9:40:29 PM - Mike K - 869 posts (#31)
9/5/2013 9:57:28 PM - wax daddy - 156 posts (#114)
So pumped - just watched the video of him at harlem - he is a STEAL!!!!!
9/5/2013 11:24:29 PM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
9/5/2013 11:48:14 PM - Free Quebec - 5,453 posts (#2)
Nice. With Swan, Bryant, and Jorgenson the coaches are really killing it with their backcourt recruiting, in terms of landing guys they targeted. Looking forward to those three, plus Bull, next year.
9/5/2013 11:56:29 PM - CBO - 344 posts (#60)
Great pickup now we need to focus on the front court.
Next year we have the following scholarships assuming all commits pan out and no one transfers:
(White and McCoy are walk-ons)
That leaves one scholarship and we need a big.
9/6/2013 12:58:20 AM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
Knowing nothing, part of me suspects Bryant won't stick by next year...
9/6/2013 1:01:57 AM - GWDMV - 1 posts (#241)
That is the dumbest post I have seen recently. Why would you put something out there about a high school kid? Bryant will stick and be a good player at GW!
9/6/2013 1:13:42 AM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
What was so harsh about that speculative comment that a high school kid who's constantly going through an evaluation for his basketball skills couldn't handle?. I think you're over reacting.
9/6/2013 8:23:58 AM - newtman - 1,180 posts (#24)
congrats to Paul and the GW coaching staff. looks like we're set at guard for a while. we desperately need a big.
9/6/2013 10:00:43 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Paul Jorgensen (2014/Don Bosco Prep/New Heights)
A 6-3 point guard that sees the floor and makes the right decision most of the time on the court. Jorgensen continues to impress me every time I watch him play the game with his High basketball I.Q., and knowing where everyone is on the floor at all times. He uses ball screens in pick and roll/pop play by turning the corner and getting in the lane to make plays for himself and his teammates. Besides being a tremendous leader on the court he also has shown the ability to be an excellent shooter that when playing with confidence he is really tough to defend on the offensive end. His recruitment is all over the board because of what an excellent student in the classroom. He will have his choices of school from Ivy and Patriot to CAA and A-10.
Paul Jorgensen, Class of 2014, New Heights (N.Y.)
Jorgensen is an extremely confident point guard. Even when shots aren’t falling he doesn’t let it affect his game in a negative manner. In his team’s win over Team Loaded, he was having trouble making his shots fall but he didn’t let that affect his leadership and play otherwise. He is constantly around the ball and in proper position and makes sure that his teammates are in the right spots by always talking on the court. Being a leader is something he clearly takes great pride in.
“I’ve done that all my life,” Jorgensen said about constantly communicating with teammates on the floor. “Sometimes I’m not making all my shots but I have to help the team somehow so I’m vocal and tell them what to do.”
Shooting and consistency are two areas that are very important for Jorgensen to improve upon.
“Catch and shooting and becoming an explosive finisher,” Jorgensen said are the two areas he will be sure to focus on over the summer.
“Sometimes I play great and sometimes I play average,” Jorgensen said. “I have to get better.”
The Don Bosco sophomore said he has received offers from Vermont and Fordham so far but hasn’t concerned himself with recruiting this week because he wanted to focus on the Philly Jam Fest.
9/6/2013 10:08:54 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
9/6/2013 11:17:25 AM - Boston Colonial - 272 posts (#75)
This is a great signing. After losing out on Castro (Butler), Severe(Fordham) and Nigel Johnson (Kansas State), we've got backcourt depth. This kid is a better player than Tyler Nelson from BABC. now if we can land a decent big we're all set. With Swan and Bryant, this is a nice recruiting class.
9/6/2013 12:50:18 PM - CT Colonial - 117 posts (#135)
CPots, I think that ML knows more about Bryant than we do. If ML didn't think that Bryant was an A10 caliber player, then I don't think he would've offered him (or accepted his commitment) this early. This isn't a last-minute signing like Cartagena (and who knows, maybe ML found a diamond in the rough and Miguel will become a very good player). I guess we'll just have to wait and see how Bryant pans out.
9/6/2013 2:10:17 PM - CBO - 344 posts (#60)
I don't know whether Bryant will pan out or not but bet on at least one of the following:
1. Some guard will transfer given the numbers at the end of this year.
2. One of the commits may not sign.
3. Not all of the recruits will be as good as advertised.
That's not some novel thought ... that's just the nature of the game today and things usually work themselves out in one of aforementioned ways
9/6/2013 2:44:27 PM - bobo - 2,791 posts (#8)
A player transfers out just about every year. True for GW and just about every other basketball program. Jorgensen recruited a year after Cartegena. Can 2 backup PGs get playing time? Likely not. So maybe we'll see if Cartegena can shoot enough to take time away from Griffin/Savage/Bull at the 2 guard spot. Bryant looks more like a SF/wing as does Swan.
That only leaves 3 players in the front court (C/PF) next year: Larsen, Kopriva and Paris unless one of the walkons can earn playing time. Greben would be perfect but I doubt he's coming to GW.
Help Wanted: Quality big men please apply
9/6/2013 3:10:30 PM - NewGWFan - 317 posts (#67)
Greben :) Sign him up please.
9/6/2013 3:50:39 PM - NewGWFan - 317 posts (#67)
Well that didn't last long.
9/6/2013 3:55:11 PM - GWAlum2001 - 390 posts (#54)
Don't rule out college hoops free agency...I would not be suprised if we would be looking at a Creek situation as those opportunities arise.
10/27/2013 7:51:05 PM - Florida Colonial - 447 posts (#46)
10/27/2013 11:36:31 PM - Free Quebec - 5,453 posts (#2)
That's some good news today! Looking forward to seeing this kid in a Colonials uniform.
10/27/2013 11:45:11 PM - GCYL89 - 31 posts (#211)
It's sad that whenever I see a new post on one of our verbal commits, I just assume that he has decommitted.
The life of a GW fan.
11/6/2013 9:28:44 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
11/6/2013 9:53:52 AM - ziik - 2,315 posts (#10)
White Jesus? What about the other White Jesus? Matt Jesus? How many Jesuses are there?
11/6/2013 10:16:32 AM - The MV - 4,160 posts (#4)
I'm not sure there can be anything more sacrilegious to the readers of this board than "Matt Jesus".
11/6/2013 3:45:08 PM - adclub - 334 posts (#63)
I have a feeling that Jorgensen will quickly take the back up PG position. Geting excited to this kid next year!
11/6/2013 3:50:25 PM - G-Dubber - 249 posts (#79)
Lets just get a LOI soon so he won't end up decommiting ala Nigel Johnson
11/6/2013 4:33:51 PM - Poog - 3,454 posts (#5)
Begins one week from today -- November 13-20, 2013
11/11/2013 12:25:05 PM - Mike K - 869 posts (#31)
11/13/2013 10:09:31 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Bosco signees Jonathan Mulyk- DeSales (lax) Paul Jorgensen-G.Washington (bball) Adam Ayala-Babson (baseball) Brendan Bisset-Manhattan (base)
11/13/2013 10:20:34 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
11/13/2013 10:44:47 AM - adclub - 334 posts (#63)
11/13/2013 11:13:20 AM - the sons of liberty - 235 posts (#84)
11/13/2013 11:45:38 AM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
11/13/2013 12:33:39 PM - Poog - 3,454 posts (#5)
While I'm sure there are other things people will fret over, at least this is one major item to drop from the GW Fan Angst list. All accounts seem to suggest that this is a significant addition to the roster mix.
11/13/2013 1:02:15 PM - Mike K - 869 posts (#31)
11/13/2013 2:17:08 PM - Free Quebec - 5,453 posts (#2)
This is a great time to repost the video that Florida Colonial posted in the other thread. If you haven't watched it yet, give it 3 minutes.
My favorite part is the guy with the mike on the court next to him, then yelling "cha-ching" after each basket.
11/13/2013 2:36:35 PM - Boston Colonial - 272 posts (#75)
11/13/2013 2:40:07 PM - Omar Comin' - 318 posts (#66)
11/13/2013 3:45:50 PM - The MV - 4,160 posts (#4)
Thanks for posting the video FQ. I can see that Prince Harry has the chance to be a bit better than Matt Allbritton.
11/13/2013 4:11:11 PM - DEK - 123 posts (#131)
For the GW Tech Colonials on our board; the broadcast on my computer was having streaming problems and always re-buffering. Very choppy to watch and listen. Since no one else mentioned an issue with the broadcast do you think this is related to my local DSL connection(AT&T) or my computer? Haven't had problems previously watching the games. Any suggestions since I don't live in the area and can't attend games in person.
11/13/2013 4:14:23 PM - GW_alum_2004 - 10 posts (#232)
Check out his reasons for committing:
1. Loves Washington DC (kudos to coaching staff on selling our location!)
2. Coaching staff and ability to grow game
Two solid reasons for picking GW, just curious any word on our coaching staff since we've lost a couple of key assistant coaches?
12/16/2013 3:44:03 PM - Bo Knows - 178 posts (#102)
He has relatives in the area - perhaps an aunt and uncle.
12/16/2013 3:51:06 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
12/16/2013 7:41:02 PM - Tennessee Colonial - 951 posts (#28)
Argh! Bosco. Many years ago we had to change on the stage behind the curtains at their place (Ramsey, NJ) .No locker room. And it was cold. We beat them anyway. 62-61. Had many games against them through the years. Glad we won the TOC last year. Sad that most of the players are heading to Syracuse.
12/16/2013 9:17:23 PM - newtman - 1,180 posts (#24)
TC, back in the 50s and 60s Don Bosco was a major i recall them playing regularly the HS game of the week on WPIX.
12/22/2013 4:06:42 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
12/22/2013 4:07:27 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/7/2014 3:39:28 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Nominated for McDonald's All-American game from NJ. FYI, the list isn't complete yet.
1/7/2014 10:06:00 PM - Poog - 3,454 posts (#5)
Also getting nominated from New Jersey was women's recruit Jada Matthews. Jada verballed to GW back in 2012 after the 2013 early signing period and followed through by signing this past November as part of the highly regarded four person 2014 class.
1/7/2014 10:14:46 PM - fire hobbs - 13 posts (#229)
if this video doesnt get your hyped......
1/7/2014 10:15:26 PM - fire hobbs - 13 posts (#229)
my bad the vid is a repost but still jesus christ
1/7/2014 10:33:53 PM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
Wasbt Skyler White a nomination last year?
1/13/2014 12:51:50 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/19/2014 10:16:56 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/20/2014 5:41:34 AM - Bigfan - 2,275 posts (#11)
Would press a like button on BM's report, especially the four 3-pointers.
1/21/2014 7:32:33 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/22/2014 8:58:01 AM - Bigfan - 2,275 posts (#11)
Do we have an accelerated program that admits a promising student early, especially when a department at GW has a sudden need?
Maybe time to institute one.
1/22/2014 9:33:12 AM - Pops - 199 posts (#95)
Make that 11 points, 7 assists
1/22/2014 9:43:12 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
ONe way to look at it: He's the best player on the 10th best team in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).
1/23/2014 10:02:23 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/25/2014 8:02:23 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Varsity Aces @VarsityAces
BBK. Don Bosco senior guard Paul Jorgensen scored 20 points, including his 1,000 career point, in Thursday's 78-47 win over Ridgewood.
1/25/2014 8:53:33 AM - McScottishPride - 392 posts (#53)
From BM's link:
COACH'S QUOTE: "All of Paul's teammates love playing with him, which is all you need to know about him as a person and a player. He makes us go and he does so much because of his speed, the way he can shoot, create and distribute. And he's a gym rat, sometimes we have to scale him back.'' - Don Bosco coach Kevin Diverio.
1/29/2014 10:21:51 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
1/31/2014 9:02:35 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
2/2/2014 12:10:16 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Scores 20, but loses first game of the season to Cardunal Hayes.
2/4/2014 7:08:46 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Video from a couple of weeks ago.
2/4/2014 7:15:01 PM - 220.127.116.11 - 14 posts (#228)
Impressed with his quickness
2/4/2014 7:16:45 PM - G-Dubber - 249 posts (#79)
Seems to get better every day. Looks like he has great vision and speed. Just needs to get stronger (like most freshman do)
2/4/2014 7:35:20 PM - igor.. not Yegor - 29 posts (#213)
Love that most of his highlights were passes. looks like he dribbles and passes with either hand. He followed his own shot for a rebound attempt. dribbles with his head up. Seems well spoken. looks less like a project and more like an immediate (to what extent who knows) contributor. So ummm... can we borrow this kid for a week? Very excited about this signing.
2/5/2014 2:51:41 AM - Bigfan - 2,275 posts (#11)
We need to petition for early graduation. This morning would be good.
Enough time to catch the shuttle.
2/5/2014 10:01:50 AM - 18.104.22.168 - 3 posts (#239)
2/5/2014 4:35:58 PM - Pablo - 1 posts (#241)
2/5/2014 5:55:21 PM - Igor.. not Yegor - 29 posts (#213)
2/5/2014 6:17:12 PM - Mystery Colonial - 105 posts (#144)
I'll second that Igor, no penalty for gambling wrong! I do see similarities and I will say that the best thing about his game based on the handful of highlight videos are his sick ball-handling and incredibly smooth passing (not to mention that he has a very very smooth shot as well, and a great personality).
Kid Could Be Great.
2/5/2014 6:46:32 PM - herve - 8,050 posts (#1)
The thing that strikes me in all his highlights is how comfortable and confident he always looks. It's as if nothing bad is ever going to happen.
2/11/2014 1:20:24 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
This site seems to have reasonablly accurate box scores for Don Bosco. 16 & 22 in two recent games fro Paul.
2/11/2014 10:13:02 PM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Mike Kinney @MikeKinneyHS
Over in Ramsey. Don Bosco rides strong overall outing from Paul Jorgensen, weathers rally try to beat rival Bergen Cath 58-52 #msgvscores
Paul Jorgensen stellar showing for Don Bosco with 26 pts, 9 reb, 5 steals, Lonnie Rivera 12 pts, 6 reb, Tom Sweeney 10 pts 7 reb DBP
Pierfrancesco Oliva 15 pts, 18 reb, Nadi Beceri 18 pts, 8 reb for Bergen Catholic, whose only 2 losses at hands of Bosco #msgvscores
2/12/2014 9:38:00 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Recap of Bergen game...
Toughness, intelligence and a multi-dimensional Paul Jorgensen at the control panel for Don Bosco.
Jorgensen was his masterful self, scoring 26 points and also contributing nine rebounds and five steals to send the Ironmen, No. 10 in the MSGVarsity New Jersey power rankings, to a 58-52 win over No. 14 Bergen Catholic before a packed, robust crowd in Ramsey. The Crusaders have only two losses, both at the hands of Bosco.
At least. Jorgensen may have operating at a slightly higher level by placing the burden of leadership squarely on his shoulders as soon as the game was underway. The George Washington recruit dropped in seven points and came up with three rebounds and two steals to boost his club to a 16-9 lead.
2/12/2014 9:59:59 AM - adclub - 334 posts (#63)
In European Soccer, of which I'm a big fan, calls this Composure on the ball. Pato has it, Joe Mac is extremely close. One of those things you know when you see it. And Jorgensen, by all counts, has it.
2/12/2014 10:49:05 AM - JP - 402 posts (#52)
Loving the sound of this kid. Can't wait to see him suit up!
2/13/2014 4:21:59 AM - Bigfan - 2,275 posts (#11)
Try not to be too excited about recruits, because you never really know how they are going to adapt to college ball.
It can be a crapshoot. But have to admit, after seeing us against VCU last night, really wish for him to be eligible now.
Hope Paul, who is from a fine area in New Jersey, can really help us in ballhandling--and shooting and if he wants to spend time on the court, picks up Lonergan's defense.
2/13/2014 7:37:58 AM - CPots - 262 posts (#77)
Get excited. Get VERY excited.
2/19/2014 10:54:58 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
2/24/2014 11:38:43 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Goes 11-13 from the foul line to score 13 against a box and one for the win.
2/24/2014 11:44:10 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
BTW, detail for the finals of the Bergen Jamboree here in case anyone wants to drop by.
2/24/2014 1:04:01 PM - 22.214.171.124 - 5 posts (#237)
11-13 from the line? Hope that carries over to the A-10 next year and "is catchy"
3/10/2014 11:47:00 AM - BM - 4,383 posts (#3)
Will play in NJ North/South all-star game at Rider U on teh 23rd.
3/10/2014 11:19:14 PM - Chet - 24 posts (#218)
I was unable to find video, but sources tell me that Paul just hit a game winning jumper that was similar to Moe Creek's
3/11/2014 12:30:11 AM - JJ - 20 posts (#222)
3/11/2014 3:42:12 AM - Bigfan - 2,275 posts (#11)
Huge difference between HS and college, but that was just like the Mo vs. Md. move to create space and win the game at the last second.
Good find, JJ.