Jordan Poole shares excitement to play for Warriors, learn from Stephen Curry
When Jordan Poole was drafted at 28th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, many draftniks and pundits believed it to be something of a stretch. While Poole had shown flashes of skill during his two seasons at Michigan under John Beilein, his “gunner” mentality and lack of physical profile was deemed to be a slight on the sophomore’s prospect resume. However, the Warriors have long been terrific at pinpointing and developing young talent, having groomed its major players – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green – ever since they were rookies.
In particular, Poole is excited to get to work with generational shooter Stephen Curry, who should be able to help Poole curtail some of his less efficient habits.
According to a story by Logan Murdock of Yahoo Sports, Poole’s first meeting with Curry went extremely well:
“It was amazing, man, just kind of finally being able to meet Steph, we talked a lot. We had been texting a little bit, but just being able to finally meet him and go up against him,” Poole said in Murdock’s story.
“A couple of months ago, I was watching him on TV. Now, he’s my teammate. He’s an amazing guy and he’s somebody that’s really fun and to look up to. So being able to just to learn from one of the greatest shooters in the game is… I’m excited for it, man.”
Poole will likely get plenty of run next season with Klay Thompson starting the season injured and D’Angelo Russell still getting acquainted with his new teammates.