Every kid has dreams about playing in the bright lights, on the biggest stage, and being the best of the best, yet very few ever reach that point. Walton’s own Jordan Krueger has made his dream a reality.
Krueger has played basketball since he was 4 years old and was in the Walton basketball feeder program as just a 5th grader! To push his game, he continued to play at the next level. When he was a freshman on Junior Varsity, he hit a game winner against the hated Pope Greyhounds. Krueger says what he loves about the game is that it’s always there for him, that whether he’s mad, sad, or happy, he can always go and play the game he loves. Krueger is committed to play basketball at Sewanee: The University of the South. Though college ball is challenging, with the practices, classes, and tutoring, he has been taught by the game of basketball itself that, when adversity hits, hit back harder.
Krueger advises younger athletes and students at Walton that school is bigger then basketball, and that school work should be the first priority. He says that he has given some thought to becoming a coach himself after college, passing on his knowledge and love for the game.
Whether he is hitting threes or the books, Krueger seems persistent and diligent at his craft. His desire to be the best at what he does is obvious even in conversation; being average is not an option, yet his humility makes him easy to know. Jordan Krueger is blazing a trail for future Walton basketball players and athletes.