O.K., I know you've all been waiting for this, so here goes.
First of all, I saw a 14 minute highlight video of Jaden and he looks fantastic. I repeat, he looks fantastic. But, in reply to your thought about how he would look against bigger ( more talented ) guys, Sublime, let me tell you a story.
Jaden has a teammate named Micah Schnyders, who just made the Sun Times second team all-state team in Class 1-A, the smallest schools (maybe a hundred or two hundred kids...not quite sure)..
Coincidentally, Yorkville Christian played Stevenson this year. I couldn't figure out why they were on the schedule, but they were. Maybe the coaches know each other...I don't know. Well, to make a long story short, it was a schlacking (sp). Yorkville didn't know what hit them. By game's end, you never saw such a depressed, shell shocked group of guys. Don't forget what I've said in the past...Stevenson has no D-1 players on their team, and they were about the same size as Yorkville. As a matter of fact, their two guards were the same size. Final score.... S 74 YC 38. Jaden had 8 points and Schnyders, the all-state kid had 5. As a matter of fact, there was a freshman on YC who outscored them both combined. So, yes, Jaden looked great on the film, and yes, it's nice that we got in early on him, but we need a better comparison than the small schools he plays against. I hope it works out.
Meanwhile, the one we should have gotten in early on that I have been talking about since his first week as a freshman, Kam Craft, made the Sun-Times second team all-state team as a soph. Each day that passes, so do our chances. BYYYYYYAHHHHH.