Who says Michael Jordan's glory days are over? Yesterday, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, his alma mater won the NCAA championship and, perhaps best of all, a second son got a scholarship to play college hoops.
Marcus Jordan has committed to play for the University of Central Florida, in part because the school was interested in more than his name.
Brian Davis, Jordan's AAU coach, told the Orlando Sentinel that: "UCF really showed him that they wanted him for more than just his name . . . UCF made him feel comfortable. They wanted Marcus to come in to contribute right away and made him feel like he could make a big impact. They wanted Marcus for Marcus."
Jordan was injured early this season, but closed out his senior campaign on a flurry of high notes. He led Whitney Young to the Illinois Class 4A state championship, scoring a game-high 19 points. And on a team that is considered to have six genuine Division-I prospects, the 6-2 Jordan averaged 16.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists during Whitney Young's seven-game playoff run.
I know this will make all my Central Florida Jordan Heads very happy. The last big name athlete to come from UCF was Dante Culpeper.
I lived in Orlando for 5 years and would run into Dante all the time.
It's gonna be fun to have Young Mike doing keg stands at your college house party.
Stay Classy Orlando!