Jeffrey Jordan: Michael Jordan's Son Unlikely to Find Playing Time Away from UCF

Josh Martin@@JoshMartinNBANBA Lead WriterJanuary 8, 2012

Credit: whatsthaword.com
Credit: whatsthaword.com

Michael Jordan's son is leaving UCF.

No, not Marcus Jordan, who's leading the Golden Knights in scoring and minutes played.

I'm talking about the other one, Jeffrey Jordan. According to multiple reports, the elder son of His Airness is ditching Orlando for "personal reasons." Where he's headed or why is anyone's best guess at this point, though it's tough to imagine Jordan finding much of a career in basketball elsewhere. Jeffrey had been averaging career highs across the board in his first (and final) season at UCF.

Jordan's college basketball exploits began at Illinois, where he walked on to Bruce Weber's squad in 2007 and spent three wears working his way up the proverbial food chain, slowly but surely.

Jordan chose to bolt Champaign after his junior season to join Marcus at UCF and sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules.

Now, Jordan is on the road again, though he's unlikely to find any takers for his services for the half season that he might be eligible.

Which, for better or worse, may signal an early end to the playing career of one of the sons of the greatest basketball player who ever lived.

That is, unless MJ decides to throw his son a bone in the form of a roster spot with the Charlotte Bobcats at some point down the line.

Barring any sort of nepotistic generosity to such an un-Jordan-like degree, the task will fall exclusively to Marcus to live up to Daddy Dearest's impossible legacy on the court from here on out.

In other words, Michael Jordan won't ever have to worry about his descendants surpassing him in his own sport, a la Joe and Kobe Bryant or Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.


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