UCF Basketball’s Marcus Jordan To Leave Program?Basketball, Sports — By Allen Levin on June 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm
With his best friend and older brother no longer on the team and with the option to pursue business opportunities, Knights guard Marcus Jordan could potentially be leaving the UCF Basketball program before his senior season.
While Knights coach Donnie Jones has said the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan is enrolled in summer courses, his future with the program is up in the air.
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The report also stated that Jordan may play as a walk-on player instead of a scholarship player if he intends to remain with the Knights since the Knights have had a reduction in scholarships they are allowed to offer due to the NCAA investigation penalties, and his family could obviously afford to pay for his schooling.
Jordan, who averaged 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in his junior year, watched his brother, Jeff Jordan, leave the team midseason for personal reasons and his best friend, point guard A.J. Rompza, graduate in May, meaning his closest friends will no longer be on the court with him for his senior season.
Jordan has been rumored to be starting his own company and has his own website. He also has the option of playing overseas if he wants to continue his basketball career.
Jordan is coming off an up and down season, where he struggled with his jump shot and looked disinterested at times. Regardless, this would be a big loss for the Knights as Jordan is one of the team’s best players and leaders along with senior forward Keith Clanton.
With transfers C.J. Reed and Calvin Newell bolstering the Knights lineup, as well as a strong core of returning players, UCF could compete for a Conference-USA title if Jordan decides to stay.
Keep checking KnightNews.com for updates on this situation.