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MJ: The Next Generation Transfers Schools

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jun 7, 2007 11:00PM

2007_06_sports_marcus_jordan.jpgThe lastest basketball buzz in Chicago is that an MJ will be playing basketball elsewhere next season. No, not that MJ... but his son, Marcus. During a recent interview with the Trib, Dad spilled the beans that what had long been rumored was now all but official -- that Marcus Jordan has decided to transfer from Loyola Academy in Wilmette to Whitney Young High School on Chicago's west side for his junior year.

Considered one of the area's top player in the class of 2009, Jordan joins a number of other Division I college prospects on a team that certainly becomes the favorite to win the state title. Jordan will join A.J. Rompza, Chris Colvin, Ahmad Starks and Anthony Johnson in what's very nearly a McDonald's All-American team at one high school.

Already considered one of the elite high school squads nationally, Whitney Young has a national schedule next season that includes games in Kentucky, New Jersey and Michigan against some of the other top teams nationally.

Perhaps Jordan is looking for the higher profile of Whitney Young to improve his odds at landing a college scholarship from a top basketball program -- does he want to follow in Dad's footsteps and play for the Tar Heels? At the least, he'll likely have more options than older brother Jeffrey, who will attempt to "walk on" at Illinois this fall.

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