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Jeff Jordan Ditches Hoops For Books

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jun 24, 2009 6:40PM

Photo via the U of I website
In a sorta surprising - not to mention refreshing - announcement, Jeff Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, has announced his intentions to leave the University of Illinois men's basketball team to focus on academics. No, really. In a statement, Jordan the Younger said, "I loved playing for the Fighting Illini and appreciate the support I was given by my teammates, coaches and the great fans here. But I have come to the point where I‚m ready to focus on life after basketball. I will concentrate on earning my degree from the University of Illinois and the opportunities that await upon graduating." An upcoming junior, Jordan figured to see more minutes if he had stayed on. Of course, there's still another Jordan to carry the basketball mantle should he choose: son Marcus has committed to the University of Central Florida. [Sun-Times]