Jeff Jordan Back On Illini Basketball Team

Michael Jordan's oldest son wants to play again

Saturday, Oct 17, 2009  |  Updated 8:15 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top Sports Photos

Getty Images

Jeff Jordan will put his Illinois jersey back on this season.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Jeff Jordan will be wearing Illini orange and blue again.

The oldest son of Michael Jordan has returned to play on the Illinois basketball team, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Coach Bruce Weber told the paper the junior decided he's ready to re-dedicate himself to the team after taking last season off to focus on his academic work.

"Jeff recently indicated his interest in coming back to the team," Weber told the Tribune. "We are pleased to give him this opportunity. He has a lot of work ahead of him. His focus needs to be on his academic work and catching up to his teammates in practice."

Jordan turned down scholarships at Valparaiso and Loyola Universities to walk on at the University of Illinois. 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out