In Feb. 25 Issue
Coming from a large family, Jordan Best knows how to get along with people.
The senior Laker guard can make everyone smile, is the epitome of a team player, and is one of the most likable members on this year's Laker squad.
Recounting his high school career, Best said the chance to travel to so many places and play in so many good ballgames gave him a sense of accomplishment.
His favorite memory came just a season ago when Coach Willie Feldhaus' Laker basketball team upset the top-seeded Warren Central Dragons, 65-57, in the opening round of the 4th region tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, one of the biggest wins in the history of Russell County basketball.
“He's brought the program a long ways from where it was at when we started,” Best said of coach Feldhaus.
“He really gets to know everybody on a personal level and makes sure everything is alright with you.”
Coming from such a big family, Best said he appreciates his parents efforts to make it out to the games to watch him play.
He is the son of Steve and Allison Best.
“All of my family plays ball every night of the week,” he said.
“My mom and dad are running everywhere but they still find time to make it to all my games and that means a lot.”
Don’t be surprised to find Best playing a key role for Russell County this postseason.
As a reliable backup point guard to Bryson McFall, Best provides an instant boost of energy from the Russell County bench. His defensive presence and quickness also allows Feldhaus to go deeper into his bench than many teams would regularly do in post-season play.
Once the season comes to a close, Best said he would miss the game day atmosphere, the fans as well as practicing after school with his teammates.
“Everybody hangs out off the court,” he said.
“We know each other like the back of our hands, we joke with one another, pick at one another all in good fun.”
Best said he would continue to work hard in whatever he chooses to do, a lesson taught to him by being a member of the Laker basketball team.
“If you go after it 100 percent there is nothing you can't do,” he said.