Jordan Semple – 2009-10 Humboldt-Del Norte Conference MVP


Jordan Semple

May 04, 2010.
ESPN website names Jordan Semple to California High School CIF Division 4 ALL-STATE basketball team.

Jordan Semple
to attend Chico State

April 20, 2010.
In the annex of the Arcata High School Gym, Jordan Semple, H-DN Conference MVP signed the official National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at CSU Chico. The signing ceremony took place at 3:30pm and was followed by a press conference as reported below in various organs of the local press:


Laxson Auditorium, Chico Campus


I remember my 4th grade coach telling us, "Coaches don't just watch the way you play; they watch the way you think." It took a while for this to sink in, but I realized the kind of players I admire are the ones who have disciplined themselves to make good decisions. Grant Hill, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Stephen Curry. It's not like they don't play in the moment, they do, but they usually come up with the right way to help their team win. That's the way I try to play. Whether it's defense, offense, passing, any and all of the fundamentals, I do what I have to do when I have to do it. If all else fails and my shot isn't falling, I take care of the ball and play good defense.

Check out the 2010-11 Chico State roster and schedule. The season is underway.

Gonna Redshirt this year, work out, and gain lots of experience. Be back in action 2011-12. You can see me in the back row of the team picture. After the picture, I put my uniform aside for a year. In the meantime, check out the Chico State Men's Basketball webpage.

High school is old news by now, but you can still follow this year's Arcata Tigers in the Eureka Times-Standard, who, by the way, are having another great year in 2010-11.

What does Redshirt Mean?
Redshirt is a term many casual fans have heard, but don't know the meaning of. The Wikipedia defines Redshirt as follows:

"Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics that refers to delaying or suspending an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility. Typically, a student's athletic eligibility in a given sport is four seasons, a number derived from the four years of academic classes that are normally required to obtain a bachelor's degree at an American college or university. However, a student-athlete may be offered the opportunity to redshirt for one year which allows the athlete to spread those four years of eligibility over five years. In a redshirt year, a student athlete may attend classes at the college or university, practice with an athletic team, and dress for play but he or she may not compete during the game. Using this mechanism, a student athlete has up to five academic years to use the four years of eligibility, thus creating the phenomenon of the 'fifth-year senior.'

"The term is used as a verb, noun, and adjective. For example, a coach may choose to redshirt a player who is then referred to as a redshirt freshman or simply a redshirt."

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