Interview With Jordan Burks

Mr. Steven D Wilford
2 min readAug 1, 2022

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What is the most complex thing you’ve had to do?

My father was in and out of my life and wasn’t there when iII grew up. My family was poor and had a tough time. Fortunately, my basketball coach, Jaleel Sanders, took Me under his wing and let me stay with his family where I could get away from the projects and focus on school and basketball.

What is the most outstanding achievement you’ve ever accomplished?

Not many people make it out where I’m from, so getting a college scholarship is significant to me, my family, and me. A scholarship will allow me to continue my education and prepare for the NBA. I’ll be the first person in my family to get an entire ride full-ride athletic scholarship.

What are your long-term goals?

My personal long-term goal is to play on a top NBA team. I want to invest in my community and help young boys reach their dreams worldwide.

What is the biggest mistake you have made within your career?

The biggest mistake I’ve made in my high school career was failing to seek a connection with a mentor. I had many coaches, but I should have t more with someone aspiring to do what I was wantingwantedwanting wanted. Mentors are important essential in providing support.

What is one message that you would like to give the world?

The message I would like to give to the world is never to give up, even if you fail. 80% should be working on the process( controllable) and only focus 20% on reaching a goal (uncontrollable)

Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?

I see myself playing in the NBA league. I want to ensure that I am a youth and an adult. I want to continue having the desire to work hard and add value to others.

If you could take back one thing you did wrong, what would it be and why?

The one thing I would take back is the lack of balance in my life. My family, friends, and mental health is essential for long-term, sustainable health, and happiness. Now, I do not neglect my social life or self-care.

Who would it be and why if you could sign to any?

I would sign up to play with LA Lakers. This would be an excellent opportunity for me to play with Lebron James and other top athletes. Just the thought of assisting and working together with Lebron would be a huge accomplishment and a blessing for me.

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Mr. Steven D Wilford