Michael Jordan’s son and former Illini point guard Jeff Jordan is done with UCF college basketball, the school announced in a statement late Saturday.
“We wish Jeff nothing but the best in the future,” UCF head coach Donnie Jones said in the UCF athletics news release. “We appreciate his contributions to our program and he will always be a member of the UCF basketball family.”
No specific reason was given for why Jordan left the team. Given that he’s a senior, and has zero pro potential, this is probably the last we’ll hear about him in a high profile hoops sense.
Jordan’s younger brother, Marcus Jordan, the one who’s way better at basketball will stay on the team; where he is the Knights’ leading scorer.
Jeff Jordan went from walk-on to scholarship at Illinois, but never really accomplished much. He was a decent defender and played some serviceable back up point guard minutes.
He did very little at Central Florida as well- averaging 2.7 points, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 rebounds in 13 games this season. He started one game and averaged 21.2 minutes per contest.
Back in the summer of 2010, the Jordan brothers proved to perhaps be a little bit more of the spoiled, legacy children than any of us thought with their Vegas trip which didn’t stay in Vegas.
These (since-deleted) tweets like this were somewhat problematic from Marcus:
Last night was stupid… 35k at Haze… Totals 50k something the whole day.. Damn!! Going to the pool again today.. Gotta relax!
Website TaintedVegas.com is reporting that the Young Jordans spent $21,000 at the Liquid Pool Lounge (where one of Jeffrey’s video was posted from, at the bottom of the screen on the previous link), and then $35,000 more at Haze that night.
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