Jordan Dartis comes in at number 10 on our list of best players in the MAC. The Ohio University Bobcats guard is one of the best shooters in the league and in Bobcats history. Just how good is he? His 45.7% from beyond the arch is the best in program history. The 6’3 guard from Newark, Ohio, is more than just a shooter, however. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 steals while only turning the ball over once per game last season.
The million dollar question is how will Dartis perform this season with the departure of Jaaron Simmons, one of the nations best dishers of dimes last season. While Dartis is a pure shooter, who is near 90% from the free throw line, I just don’t know if he will get nearly as many clean looks without Simmons on the squad.
History tells me that Dartis will be just fine. He was good enough to earn All-MAC freshman honors as a noobie. Last season he was able to shine on a loaded Bobcats roster and was Honorable Mention All-MAC. While there are plenty of shooting coaches out there, being able to shoot the basketball is either something you have or you don’t. Sure, coaches can help you hone the skill, but they aren’t going to teach Shaq how to make free throws, no matter how much money is thrown their way. Dartis has it.