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UVU basketball: Jordan Poydras transferring to Utah Valley

Jordan Poydras (center) goes up for the layup. The St. Cloud University standout will transfer to Utah Valley University.
Jordan Poydras (center) goes up for the layup. The St. Cloud University standout will transfer to Utah Valley University.
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Utah Valley University men's basketball head coach Mark Pope announced Tuesday that Los Angeles product Jordan Poydras signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines.

"We are fortunate to get a player of Jordan's caliber and experience," Pope said. "He sees the game in a way that you just can't teach. An exciting scorer, Jordan attacks the basket relentlessly and without fear. He's also a student of the game, and loves to find ways to improve and make his team better, and he can really shoot the ball. Jordan is the type of player that makes everyone around him better, and that in itself is exciting to have here at Utah Valley."

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard is transferring from St. Cloud State University, a Division II school located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Poydras led the team in scoring (20.0 ppg), assists (4.3 apg) and steals (1.5 spg) during his junior season last year. He also knocked down 82 shots from beyond the arc and was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team. He also earned All-Central Region Second Team honors last season.

Poydras prepped at De Pere High School in Wisconsin where he helped the team to multiple state tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2011. He averaged 14.0 points and 4.0 assists per game as a senior and was named to the Fox River Classic All-Conference team and Wisconsin All-State team. He was ranked one of the top-20 players in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook.

Jason Erickson works in the communications office at the Utah Valley University athletic department. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.