Jeff Jordan Leaves Illinois Basketball

cole frankContributor IJune 30, 2009

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Jeff Jordan #13 of the Illinois Fighting Illini moves the ball in the first half against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden on March 19, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

        Jeff Jordan, the son of Michael Jordan, decided to leave the basketball program at the University of Illinois to focus on academics.  Jordan world have been a junior with the chance of being a large part of the success of the program. With the departures of starting guards Chester Frazier and Trent Meacham left open spots on the team.

        The three guards still on the team include fellow juniors in Alex Legion and Demetri McCamey along with senior Bubba Chisholm.  Legion is not a strong defender who shoots shots he shouldn't and passes shots that should be shot.  McCamey is inconsistent with 20 point performances to 5 point performances.  Chisholm has had no experience as a large part of the team by only getting playing time when Illinois had the game lost or the game won.

        The three incoming guards Include ESPNU top 100 D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul alond with Joseph Bertrand, all shooting guards.  The fourth prospect is an ESPNU top 100 power forward Tyler Griffey.  Thd spot at point guard would have been open, unless one of the incoming guards changed to point guard like Tyreke Evans from Memphis.

        Jeff Jordan is quick and a good defender.  He is not the best shooter, but can hit shots win open.  Along with being a decent passer.  Skills that departing guard Chester Frazier had.  Jordan may have walked out on a starting spot.  Should Jordan have left? Give me your thoughts.