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What Do We Know About Jordy Tshimanga?
What Do We Know About Jordy Tshimanga?
Published by Swampy Meadows
10-23-2019
What Do We Know About Jordy Tshimanga?

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- This is the third in a series wherein "FTS" will look at the five new players who will don the Red and Blue for the first time on November 9th at the newly renovated UD Arena. You can find the profile on Ibi Watson here:

http://www.udpride.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33353

Click here for the column on Chase Johnson:

http://www.udpride.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33373

This time we will take a look at big man Jordy Tshimanga. If Bucky is reading this, it is pronounced "Sha-mun-ga" altho 'The Legend' will probably just refer to him as Jordy or the big fella.

Jordy originally hails from Montreal, QC and attended MacDuffie School in Granby, MA. Tshimanga transferred here from the University of Nebraska and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

According to his Wiki page, Tshimanga was a 6'11" 268 pound four-star selection by Scout.com and was rated as the No. 150 prospect in the senior class by Rivals.com. He received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Boston College, Central Florida, LSU, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Providence, SMU, UNLV, and Virginia Tech. Following official visits to Minnesota, Nebraska and UNLV, Tshimanga committed to the Cornhuskers.

Here are some highlights of Jordy from summer ball in 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=7uqUpDPnmu0

Tshimanga had 21 points and 12 boards in a game vs. Hargrave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932_JizEvBY

ESPN had this to say about the big man:

“Tshimanga is an absolute load in the paint. Not only is he immovable in the post but he also has terrific hands and very good natural touch. He isn’t a bad athlete for his size, has an instinctive understanding of how to use his wide lower body to clear out space inside, and will already seal and dunk in traffic. He sets massive screens on the perimeter and is a good pick and roll option because of his ability to come up with tough catches on the move. He can step out and shoot the ball to 12-15 feet and is an even more difficult match-up problem because he’s left handed. He’s a solid positional shot-blocker and rebounder but a constant space eater and physical deterrent for opposing dribble drivers.” ESPN currently has Tshimanga ranked as a four star player.

Scout.com chimed in with this report:

“Tshimanga, who stands 6-foot-10 and weighs in at 245-pounds, is able to carve out space in the lane with his size and strength in his legs. Tshimanga rebounds his area well and was able to get a handful of put backs just from getting in great position for offensive rebounds. He also contested shots and played physical in the paint. He’s not a finished product and will need to spruce up his offense, but the tools are there.” Scout currently ranks Tshimanga as the 25th best center in the class of 2016.

There are lots of video highlights from his two year stint as a Cornhusker:

A 'naughty by nature' drive and dunk vs. Penn State:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C5dY6TcaFQ

Here is vid of a follow-up dunk vs. Delaware State:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97JqcHHwBqg

Tshimanga with the one-hand jam vs. Michigan State. Here's hoping Jordy gets the chance to duplicate this feat in Maui:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRX_6NUmX7k

The following is an interview with Jordy from his freshman year at Nebraska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo-JG5BaHfM

Busting Brackets on Jordy, whom they project as a starter:

Tshimanga spent his first two years at Nebraska but one thing really stands out and that’s the lack of minutes he was given. Tshimanga started 18 games his sophomore year but only averaged 13.6 minutes per game. I expect Tshimanga will start most games but will likely continue that trend of not getting more than 15-20 minutes. The bench is deep meaning Grant has a lot of options as to who will come in for Tshimanga and it’ll likely depend on the game and situation.

Bucky Bockhorn had this to say about Jordy in a recent interview with David Jablonski of The DDN:

The guy that most impresses me this year is Jordy (Tshimanga). He’s in shape. He’s worked his (butt) off. He’s moving his feet very well. He’s playing hard. He can be a factor for us.

Jordy won the 2018 Summer Tipoff according to this tweet from Jablonski:

https://twitter.com/davidpjablonski/...36735107661824

A word of caution here:

It's readily apparent that Jordy is a big man with a big personality, but fans need to remember that he is not Steve McElvene. There will only ever be one Big Steve.

The Flyers have had recent success with high major transfers in the personages of Vee Sanford from Georgetown and Jordan Sibert from OSU. Like Chase Johnson and Ibi Watson, Jordy was underutilized at his previous school and the Flyer Faithful can only hope that Tshimanga thrives like Vee and Jordan did in his two seasons at UD.

That's it "From the Swamp."
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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By maddog07 on 10-23-2019, 12:49 PM
Wow!! Even better than the insights on Chase. A video from high school to boot. How you continue to bring this deep level of analysis and up to date insider information on the players is astounding. Keep up the GREAT work!!! Just wow!!!
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By MikeFlyer on 10-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by maddog07 View Post
Wow!! Even better than the insights on Chase. A video from high school to boot. How you continue to bring this deep level of analysis and up to date insider information on the players is astounding. Keep up the GREAT work!!! Just wow!!!
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So your next compliment will be your first?
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By maddog07 on 10-23-2019, 04:51 PM
But you’re not saying it isn’t true. His vapid dribble really adds nothing to our understanding of team or individually. I do like his GIFs. Thats fun. Too bad this site can’t find any first hand, actual observations of the team.
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By San Diego Flyer on 10-23-2019, 05:56 PM
Looking backwards it's very apparent that footwork and motor were not Jordy's strength. But enough later clips to show he has worked on both. Playing with and against some of the current Flyers should show him how high the bar is. He is maturing, but defense without fouling will be the most important contribution this year. I hope it goes well.
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By Chris R on 10-23-2019, 06:51 PM
Four times as many people read Swampys stuff as they do anything Ive written in the last 2 months. My Sullivan 5-Parter pulled fewer page views than Swampy's stuff book-ending it.

Page views are the ultimate scorecard. I would revel in Maddog's generosity to out-do the both of us however. I have all the column space he needs to pen the next groundbreaking masterpiece.
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By Jeff on 10-24-2019, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Chris R View Post
Four times as many people read Swampys stuff as they do anything I've written in the last 2 months. My Sullivan 5-Parter pulled fewer page views than Swampy's stuff book-ending it.

Page views are the ultimate scorecard. I would revel in Maddog's generosity to out-do the both of us however. I have all the column space he needs to pen the next groundbreaking masterpiece.
Hard to believe that the 5 part series didn't gain as much interest. I thought it was well done, and very insightful.

That being said, while Maddog clearly revels in poking others, it does not mean his comment is not directionally accurate.

Regarding page views, pretty much the world we live in. The short form - tweets & "posts" rule the day of attention. Patience for the long form continues to wane.
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