Central Florida’s Keith Clanton (photo. UCF Athletics)
It turns out there were two free agency dramas simultaneously going on in Orlando this summer. While former Magic star Dwight Howard was being wooed by the brand-name Lakers, Central Florida’s Keith Clanton was being courted by some of college basketball’s biggest names: Kentucky, Florida State. Read More »
They’ve been teasing it for a while and now it’s finally here. In the past two weeks, Heir Jordan – a website put together by Marcus and Jeff Jordan, as well as their teammate at UCF A.J. Rompza, on following in the footsteps of a legend – has released the first two parts of Episode 1. I can say I’m already hooked. It’s not every day you’ll find access like this, and it definitely isn’t every day that you can see what it’s like to be a son of the man who changed sneakers forever. If you’re any type of sneakerhead, you’ll definitely want to follow along. Read More »
In case you didn’t already know, Michael Jordan‘s two sons – Marcus Jordan and Jeff Jordan – both play basketball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Marcus, a junior, leads the Knights (8-3) in scoring with 17.1 points per game. Jeff, a senior transfer from Illinois, plays over 24 minutes off the bench. Together, along with the help of senior point guard A.J. Rompza (who we profiled in Dime #63), they are launching a new website titled Heir-Jordan.com in 2012. After watching the following trailer, we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to bookmark this site. Read More »
Jordan Taylor (photo. Wisconsin Athletic Communications)
It takes a full-time job, or a full-time class schedule, for one to truly appreciate a four-day weekend. And when those two extra days off come courtesy the Thanksgiving holiday, the full-time college basketball fan (or writer) goes into overtime mode.
Just about every D-I team in the country seemed to be playing in a holiday tournament this past weekend â€“ from the balmy paradise of the Bahamas to the cold-ass bustle of New York City on Black Friday. When it was over, some top dogs were going home with their national-championship promise in doubt, while some underdogs returned to campus with brand-new hero status.
Here are the highlights and lowlights from the long weekend: Read More »
UCF didn’t want to talk Big East. They were also apparently sick of hearing about UConn’s 16-game winning streak as well. Whether they make the jump to the Big East soon or not, the Knights let their play do the talking: we deserve to be there. Down 17 with 16 minutes to go against the defending champs, a team that hadn’t lost a game in seemingly forever, and sporting probably the best backcourt in the country… none of it fazed UCF. Behind Marcus Jordan (yes, the son of MJ) and Keith Clanton (both dropped 20, Jordan added seven rebounds and assists), they stormed back and beat the No. 4-ranked Huskies 68-63. Read More »
In case you didn’t already know, Michael Jordan‘s two sons – Marcus Jordan and Jeff Jordan – both play basketball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Marcus, entering his junior season, led the Knights in scoring last year with 15.2 points per game. Jeff, entering his senior season, sat out all last year after transferring from Illinois. Together, along with the help of senior point guard A.J. Rompza (who we profiled in Dime #63) they have launched a new website titled Heir-Jordan.com. After after watching the following trailer, we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to bookmark this site.
Doesn’t that Marcus Jordan layup look familiar? It might be because his father, The G.O.A.T., made the switch right-hand-to-left-hand in mid-air layup famous on a early summer evening during the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Don’t look now, but the UCF Knights are now 6-0 after upsetting the No. 16 Florida Gators 57-54 behind’s MJ’s (Marcus, not Michael) 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Compare this move to Mike’s after the jump.
If Marcus wasn’t Michael Jordan’s son, would this have been one of SportsCenter’s Top Plays from last night? Debatable. Still, this steal-tomahawk-taunting-technical foul sequence the 6-3 Jordan is worth a look:
One of two things will happen when the Celtics and Magic face off in Boston tonight (8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN): Kevin Garnett and his guys will deliver a staggering blow to Orlando’s season to set up the inevitable TKO, or Dwight Howard and his guys will show their championship heart for the first time in these playoffs and make the conference finals interesting again … All the pressure is on Orlando, and the guy under the biggest microscope is Vince Carter. The Magic got him for games like this, facing a tough defense in front of a hostile crowd and needing somebody to get buckets that won’t be easy to come by. Whether it’s a wire-to-wire barrage of buckets, just a big fourth quarter, or just one clutch shot, Vince has to step up. Read More »
Mars Blackmon was right: “It’s gotta be the shoes.” And for University of Central Florida freshman Marcus Jordan, wearing his father’s kicks could cost his school $3 million. With an exclusive $3 million, six-year contract with adidas – that requires all coaches and athletes to use the company’s shoes, apparel and game equipment – the other MJ is being forced to trade in the Jumpman for the three stripes. Read More »