Jeffrey Jordan

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Jeffrey Jordan
Jeffrey Jordan Illinois.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-11-18) November 18, 1988 (age 30)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolLoyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
PositionPoint guard

Jeffrey Michael Jordan (born November 18, 1988) is an American former basketball player who played for the University of Central Florida Knights and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Jordan is the elder son of retired Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan.

High school[edit]

Jeffrey Jordan was the subject of local and national media attention as a high schooler,[1][2][3] and had three of his high school games broadcast nationally on ESPN in 2007.[4] At Loyola, he was a starter for three years and was All-Catholic League twice.[5] He was chosen for the 2007 Jordan Brand Classic.

Jordan also played football in his tenth-grade year.


Jordan graduated from Loyola Academy on May 26, 2007. He received scholarship offers from Valparaiso and Loyola University Chicago, and was actively recruited as a preferred walk-on by Davidson, Penn State, Northwestern, and University of Illinois.[6][7] Jordan decided to play as a preferred walk-on at the University of Illinois and enrolled at the university in 2007 as a psychology major with an academic scholarship.[8] On January 22, 2009, it was announced by the university that Jordan would receive a full scholarship.[9][10]

On June 24, 2009, Jordan announced he was leaving the University of Illinois’ basketball team to focus on school and his "life after basketball".[11] Jordan later decided to return to the team,[12] but after the 2009–10 season, he received a release to transfer to the University of Central Florida alongside his brother, Marcus.[13][14]

In January 2012, Jordan left the UCF team for "personal reasons".[15]

Personal life[edit]

Jordan is the oldest of five children. His full siblings are Marcus and Jasmine, and his father has twin daughters, Ysabel and Victoria, with his second wife.[16] His parents married at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas when Jordan was an infant, then divorced when he was in high school.[17][18] They shared custody of their three children.[19]

As of November 4, 2013, Jordan lives in Portland, Oregon, where he entered Nike Inc.'s management-training program.[20]

In 2018, Jordan and girlfriend Radina Aneva announced their engagement and subsequently married in May 2019.[21]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 1996 film Space Jam, Jordan was portrayed by Manner Washington.[22]


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  2. ^, SI on, accessed January 19, 2007.
  3. ^, Heir Jordan out to prove he can play like Mike, accessed January 19, 2007.
  4. ^, MJ the dad watches his sons make their mark, accessed January 19, 2007.
  5. ^ "Jordan's Son Hopes to Play for Illinois". The Washington Post. April 27, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  6. ^, Penn State joins battle for Jordan, accessed April 7, 2007.
  7. ^, (Face)book it: Illini Jordan's preferred choice, accessed April 26, 2007.
  8. ^, Jeff Jordan, accessed October 29, 2007.
  9. ^ "Walk-on Jordan earns scholarship from Illinois". January 22, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jeff Jordan". Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  11. ^ Gould, Herb (June 24, 2009). "Jeff Jordan leaves basketball program". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009.
  12. ^, Jordan Returns to Illini Archived October 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 16, 2009.
  13. ^ The Associated Press (May 21, 2010). "Jordan's Career at Illinois Ends". Retrieved June 1, 2017 – via
  14. ^ Brennan, Eamonn (June 1, 2010). "Jeffrey Jordan lands at Central Florida". ESPN. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  15. ^ "Florida and Sun". FOX Sports. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  16. ^ Golliver, Ben (February 11, 2014). "Michael Jordan, wife Yvette welcome birth of twin daughters". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  17. ^ Kornbluth, Jesse (May 17, 1993). "Michael Jordan". Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "Basketball great Michael Jordan and wife divorce". Reuters. December 30, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "Michael Jordan, wife divorce after 17 years". The Seattle Times. December 29, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  20. ^ "Juanita Jordan: 'I'm in a good place'". Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  21. ^ Cahill, Dan (January 4, 2018). "Michael Jordan's son announces engagement". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  22. ^ "Manner Washington". IMDb. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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