Junior Jordan Says He's Done With College Hoops

Published June 25, 2009

Michael Jordan's oldest son, Jeff, will not be playing basketball at Illinois next year.

The second-year player who walked on with the Illini said Wednesday he plans to focus on his studies, and he's ready for "life after basketball."

"I loved playing for the Fighting Illini and appreciate the support I was given by my teammates, coaches and the great fans here," Jeff Jordan said in a statement. "But I have come to the point where I'm ready to focus on life after basketball."

Jordan, who is interning at Nike this summer, intends to remain in school at Illinois. But there are no indications that he will play more college basketball.

Jordan got a scholarship before the 2009 spring semester. In all, he appeared in 59 career games, totaling 58 points, 42 assists and 24 rebounds. A defensive specialist, Jordan averaged 8.4 minutes as a sophomore after playing 5.3 minutes per game as a true freshman.

Coach Bruce Weber says he appreciated Jordan's work ethic and supports the decision.

 

Written by Associated Press

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