PERKINS, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2012) – Jordan Gorham, who has led Perkins-Tryon High School to state basketball tournament berths each of the past two seasons, has signed a letter of intent to play collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University.
Gorham, a 6-foot center, signed with the Lady Eagles during the ongoing NCAA signing period. She became OC’s first women’s basketball signee since OC started the first year of the NCAA Division II membership process in September.
“Jordan is physically strong and runs well,” OC coach Stephanie Findley said. “She has good range with her shot but my favorite things about her are how she uses her body and strength to get good position and how she uses the glass. She’s very good with bank shots.”
Gorham earned Class 4A All-State honors from The Oklahoman after the 2011-12 season after leading Perkins-Tryon to a 24-6 record and the state semifinals, averaging 16.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
In a first-round state-tournament win over Oklahoma City Mount St. Mary, Gorham had 33 points and 19 rebounds. She was named to the all-tournament team by both The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World.
As a sophomore, she helped Perkins-Tryon reach the Class 3A semifinals and earned honorable mention on The Oklahoman’s Little All-City list.
At OC, Gorham will join a team coached by Findley, who’s currently in her 28th season at the helm of the Lady Eagles. Findley has recorded more wins than any other women’s college basketball coach in Oklahoma history, having posted a 524-336 career record, including a 3-2 mark this season.