Michael Jordan's Son Chooses Where He'll Play College Ball

Michael Jordan's Son Chooses Where He'll Play College Ball

Published April 8, 2009

Most ballers want to be like Mike, but Jordan's youngest son is being his own man.

Unlike his dad, Marcus Jordan chose not to go to a premier school like the University of North Carolina.  Instead, the 6-foot-3 guard, who led his high school to a state title last month, opted "for a place he could play, have an impact and feel comfortable on campus," his high school coach, Tyrone Slaughter, told the Chicago Tribune.

On the same day that his dad, a six-time champion with the Chicago Bulls, was voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Marcus announced that he will play college hoops for the University of Central Florida Knights next year.

According to published reports, another reason Jordan chose UCF over some higher profile programs is because they were able to prove to him that they were more interested in his game than his name. Jordan's choice of school means he's likely to see plenty of time on the court.

Last month, the younger Jordan scored a game-high 19 points to lead Whitney Young to a 69-66 victory over Waukegan in the Illinois Class 4A championship.

His older brother, Jeff Jordan, plays basketball for the University of Illinois.

Written by BET.com Staff

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