T. J. Jordan

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T.J. Jordan
College Old Dominion University
Sport Basketball
Position Guard
Career 2004–2008
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality American
Born (1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 31)
Denver, Colorado
High school Wilson High School

Taurean Yves Jordan (born March 16, 1986 in Denver, Colorado) is a women's basketball player who played collegiately for Old Dominion University. She holds several ODU scoring records,[1][2][3] and was regarded as one of the best players in the Colonial Athletic Association.[4]

Jordan attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she was friends with LaShawn Merritt.[5] Along with Khadijah Whittington, she led Wilson to its first ever women's basketball state championship game and was named Virginia High School Coaches' Player of the Year. She was named MVP of the 2006 CAA Tournament[6] after setting an NCAA record with ten three-pointers against Northeastern University.[7] Jordan is noted for her adeptness at making three-pointers.[8] Twice named the MVP of the CAA, Jordan was generally seen as the face of the Lady Monarchs during her time on the team.[9]

During her senior season Jordan led the Lady Monarchs to their twenty-fifth consecutive NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, leading the team with 13.3 points per game.[8] Old Dominion defeated Liberty University in the first round on the 2008 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament, giving the Lady Monarchs their first tournament win since 2002.[10] She had fourteen points in a second-round overtime victory over Virginia;[11] Old Dominion faced Connecticut in the Sweet Sixteen,[12] falling to the Huskies 78-63, with Jordan being held to three points in her final collegiate game.[13]

While considered a draft prospect, Jordan was not selected in the 2008 WNBA Draft.[14] However, she has tried out for the United States women's national basketball team.[15]


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  2. ^ White, Paul (2007-11-18), T.J. Jordan sets two records as ODU goes to 3-0, Virginian-Pilot, archived from the original on 2007-11-30, retrieved 2007-11-18 
  3. ^ Lady Monarchs win big, Daily Press, 2007-11-18, retrieved 2007-11-18 
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  7. ^ Fresno Region capsules, USA Today, 2007-10-31, retrieved 2007-11-18 
  8. ^ a b Friedman, Vicki L. (2006-03-08), The point is, T.J. Jordan will do what it takes, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2007-11-18 [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Friedman, Vicki (2008-03-19), ODU will miss senior T.J. Jordan, its 'silent storm' who defines the program, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2008-03-28 
  10. ^ Old Dominion beats Liberty to end skid (– Scholar search), Fox Sports, 2008-03-23, retrieved 2008-03-23 [dead link]
  11. ^ Virginia 85 at Old Dominion 88, Fox Sports, retrieved 2008-03-28 
  12. ^ Friedman, Vicki (2008-03-27), Gutsy ODU victory surprised many, but it came at the perfect time, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2008-03-28 
  13. ^ Moore, UConn blast ODU to reach Elite Eight (– Scholar search), Fox Sports, 2008-03-31, retrieved 2008-03-31 [dead link]
  14. ^ Prospect Search, WNBA 
  15. ^ T.J. Jordan Earns USA Basketball Tryout, 2007-05-14, retrieved 2008-04-03 

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