Jeff Jordan, the oldest son of Michael Jordan, is leaving the Central Florida basketball team for what he says are “personal reasons.” The school announced the decision Saturday night but did provide further details. Neither Jordan nor Central Florida coach Donnie Jones have gone into greater detail about why the point guard is leaving in the middle of his senior season.
“I thank coach Jones for the opportunity to be a part of the UCF basketball family,” Jordan said in a news release. “I wish the team and coaching staff much continued success.”
Jordan’s decision to leave UCF appears to be the final chapter in the basketball career of a player who grabbed more headlines for his pedigree than his performance.
He turned down scholarship offers from several mid-major schools to walk on at Illinois out of high school. He eventually earned a scholarship and sporadic playing time as a result of his hustle but lacked the size or talent to consistently crack coach Bruce Weber’s rotation.
He appeared in 13 games this season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.8 assists.