Jeffrey Jordan, the son of basketball legend Michael Jordan, said Friday that he plans to attend the University of Illinois next year and play basketball as a walk-on. The younger Jordan, a 6-2 guard at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., where he is a senior, said in a news release that he chose Illinois over Valparaiso University.
"After I worked out at Illinois, (met) with the coaching staff and the players, and toured the campus with my mom, I just felt more comfortable with U of I," Jordan said in the release.
The insiders are saying that this plays well for the future. Jeffrey's younger brother, who many consider to be a much better hoops player, will be heading off to play college ball in a few years. The recruitment and signing of his older brother will give the Illini the inside track to both the brother, and possibly the new loyalties of his Airness, Michael Jordan. He'd look good in orange, wouldn't he?
I can hear the chants now: "Forget Gordon....We Got Jordan!" (hat tip, Illiniboard!)
Bring on those Jumpman uniforms!
Oh...and how sweet is it that Will over at Deadspin is an Illini himself. He's laid out the scenario perfectly.