Montana State University-Northern Women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Jefferson County High School standout Jordan Powers.
Powers, a 6-0 forward, will be a senior for the Panthers this season and will join the Skylight program in the 2012-2013 season.
“Jordan has been a regular at our camps at MSU-Northern and we’ve seen her for six years at camps in Boulder," Mouat said. "She has developed into a very good player and one that we feel very fortunate to land before her senior season starts. She is a great addition to our program and has the potential to be an impact player in our league with continued improvement.”
Last season, Powers scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds per game, while shooting nearly 70 percent from the foul line. She has been a two-time all-conference selection in basketball and track and field. She has been a three-year letter winner in basketball, volleyball, and track and field.
Off the court, Powers has been active in ambulance and law enforcement reserves-in-training, and she has participated in Mariah’s Challenge activities. She will be attending EMT training this winter.
“Jordan is very familiar with our program and knows our players and coaches well," Mouat said. "She has a huge upside, and I believe unlimited potential at a couple of positions on the floor. She runs the court well, has great hands, plays hard, and finishes. She plays well with her back to the basket and can step out and shoot the perimeter shot. To top it off, she is very passionate about the game and about being a Skylight. Her high school career has been good to this point, but I feel like she’s going to turn a lot of heads this winter. She has just come a long way and seems to get better all of the time.”
Powers plans on majoring in business at MSU-Northern. She is the daughter of Lee and Heather Powers.