Marcus Jordan, who made national headlines after his disorderly conduct arrest last month, may give up his senior year of eligibility on the University of Central Florida basketball team — at least for now.
Sources apparently told CBS Sports that NBA superstar Michael Jordan’s son may stay at UCF but just take courses. Evidently, he has not worked out with the team over the summer.
The NCAA hit the UCF basketball team in late July with a one-year postseason ban (including the Conference USA tournament) for recruiting violations, and, as a result, there was an expectation that some of the UCF starters would transfer to other schools to continue their collegiate careers.
Senior forward Keith Clanton decided to stick with the UCF Knights for his senior year, however, despite opportunities to go elsewhere. According to the Orlando Sentinel:
“The school is not appealing the decision, which means seniors are free to transfer and play immediately for other teams eligible for the postseason without having to sit out one season.”
In the shooting guard position for the UCF hoops team, Marcus Jordan averaged 13.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game last season as a junior.
Marcus Jordan’s charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Omaha, Nebraska during which he was described as “very animated, intoxicated, and uncooperative” in the police report have yet to be officially resolved in court.
Here is the tweet from CBS basketball writer Jeff Goodman about Marcus Jordan’s status with the UCF basketball team:
Marcus Jordan expected to take classes at Central Florida, but won’t play – per sources. But with Marcus Jordan, you never quite know.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) August 19, 2012
In general, do you think that so-called student-athletes are particularly enthusiastic about the student part?
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