As a junior for Harlan in 2016, Jordan Brock, a 5ft. 7 inch guard led her team to a Sweet 16 appearance after defeating Knox Central, North Laurel and Harlan County in the 13th Region Tournament. However they just didn’t have enough steam to handle their first round opponent in the Sweet 16, falling to Owensboro Catholic 69-49. That completed a 27-5 season.
The following season of 2017 found them heading back to the girls State Tourney after they defeated Clay County, by five points, South Laurel by seven and Harlan County by seven to take the Regional crown once again. This time it was George Rogers Clark in the first round playing spoilers to the Harlan girls’ dreams 81-63. This ended a 27-9 season.
In Brock’s high school career she scored 2,997 career points. That set the school’s record which had stood at 2,007. Brock, as a senior averaged 25.3 points, five assists and five rebounds per game. She also had been a four-time All ‘A’ Region MVP .
Brock would play her college basketball at Tennessee Tech, where in 2017-18 : Finished her debut season as Tech’s second-leading scorer, averaging 11.3 points per game… appeared in all 29 contests and started 20, averaging 29.0 minutes to rank second on the team… ranked fourth in the conference in made 3-pointers, tallying 68 on the season with an average of 2.3 per game… shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range… scored a career-high 30 points against Southeast Missouri (Jan. 25), tying another career-high of seven 3-pointers.
Brock scored 20 points in her collegiate debut against Tennessee Wesleyan \
This season- 2018-19 : Brock was one of the players most responsible for Tech’s offensive improvement, finishing the regular season as the team’s leading scorer with 12.0 points per game, and its most prolific 3-point shooter with 73 made triples, which is the fifth-highest single-season total in TTU program history.
Brock poured in a career-high 33 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 8-of-15 from distance, and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe in a game in January this year vs. Eastern Illinois. Those 33 points are the second-highest individual output in the OVC this season, and stood as No. 1 until mid-February.
Her effort against EIU, coupled with her 20-point night against SIUE two days prior, led to an OVC Player of the Week nod on Jan. 15.
Brock owns one of the nation’s best free-throw shooting marks as well, ranking 31st in the Division I with an 86.5-percent clip for the year (64-of-74). During a 19-game period from Dec. 18 to Feb. 23, she sunk 45-of-48 from the line.
Now, with the addition of Paintsville’s John Pelphrey as the men’s coach at Tennessee Tech and with Jordan Brock leading the girls’ players, Tennessee Tech fans can rest assured the basketball teams are in great hands. Our area has now sent them a great recruiter/coach and a great shooter.