After two years in the G League, former Saint Mary’s star Jordan Ford is playing for the Sacramento Kings’ NBA Summer League team. He had the unique opportunity of play his first game in Sacramento where he became an icon as a standout at Folsom High School, playing for Mike Wall. Ford reflects on his journey, how chess helped develop patience and beating the top-ranked team in the country to reach the NCAA Tournament at Saint Mary’s. Ford came off the bench as a freshmen before getting a chance to shine. Over his last two years, Ford became a dominant scorer and came close to becoming the school’s career scoring leader. However, the COVID pandemic kept Saint Mary’s from the NCAA Tournament and kept Ford four points shy of the record. Over his time in the G-League, Ford has made strides and is clear on what it will take to make an NBA roster.
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Sacramento icon Jordan Ford takes his shot at the NBA
On getting to play with the Kings, Ford's hometown team: "It's amazing to have everything come back full circle. To be back in Sacramento it's crazy because as a professional, you don't exactly where you're gonna play. I've played in Greece; I've played down in L.A. For me to be back is such a super rare situation...I'm super blessed and grateful I can end up back in my hometown."