Marcus Jordan

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Marcus Jordan
Personal information
Born (1990-12-24) December 24, 1990 (age 27)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeUCF (2009–2012)
PositionShooting guard
Career highlights and awards

Marcus James Jordan (born December 24, 1990) is an American former college basketball player who played for the UCF Knights men's basketball team of Conference USA.[1] He is the son of retired Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan.

Early life[edit]

Jordan was born December 24, 1990, to Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy. He has an older brother, Jeffrey. Marcus along with Jeffrey both played for Loyola Academy (graduated in 2007), and transferred from Illinois to UCF to play his final season of college basketball with Marcus.[2] However, Jeffrey left UCF in January 2012.[3]

Basketball career[edit]

High school[edit]

Marcus Jordan originally played high school basketball with his older brother Jeffrey Jordan at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. In Marcus' sophomore year, the pair led the school to the conference championships and the best season in school history. Marcus then transferred to Whitney Young High School in Chicago for his junior and senior seasons.

On March 22, 2009, he led the Whitney Young Dolphins to the Illinois State 4A Championship title. Jordan scored a game-high 19 points leading Whitney Young to a 69–66 victory over Waukegan.[4]

Jordan was rated as the 60th-best shooting guard in the country as a high school senior by ESPNU, averaging 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, and earning state tournament MVP honors.[1]

College[edit]

Marcus Jordan played college basketball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.[5] During his freshman year, UCF was in the final year of a five-year contract with Adidas, but Jordan insisted on wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes out of loyalty to his father. This eventually prompted Adidas to terminate its sponsorship deal with UCF.[6]

Jordan scored 8.0 points per game in his true freshman year in 2009–10, including 10.3 points and 3 assists per game in conference play.[7] On November 12, 2010, the opening game of the 2010–11 season, Jordan led UCF to victory against University of West Florida scoring a career high 28 points on 8–11 field-goal shooting and 5–7 from the 3-point line.[8] He also had a team-high 18 points in upsetting number-16 ranked Florida on December 1, 2010.[9]

In August 2012, Jordan decided to leave the UCF basketball team, but he would continue to take classes at the school.[10]

Businesses[edit]

Jordan opened his shoe store "Trophy Room" on May 23, 2016.[11] The chosen date pays reverence to his and his father's jersey numbers.[11] The store is located in Orlando, Florida at Disney World in the Disney Springs retail location.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Player Bio: Marcus Jordan. UCF OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE.
  2. ^ Brennan, Eamonn. "Jeffrey Jordan lands at Central Florida". Espn. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  3. ^ Fox Sports. "Florida & Sun". FOX Sports.
  4. ^ "Jordan's Son Wins State Championship". Rivals.com. 2009-03-22. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  5. ^ "Marcus Jordan chooses UCF". ESPN.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  6. ^ Penner, Mike (2009-11-08). "Marcus Jordan's school gets no reward for brand loyalty". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  7. ^ "UCF Knights - Official Athletics Site - Men's Basketball".
  8. ^ "UCF 115, West Florida 61". ESPN. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
  9. ^ "(16) Florida 54 (5-2, 1-1 away); UCF 57 (6-0, 5-0 home)". ESPN. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
  10. ^ Marcus Jordan leaving Central Florida's program
  11. ^ a b c Low, Carver (May 5, 2016). "Marcus Jordan opening new shoe store". Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved May 5, 2016.

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