Young's Marcus Jordan picks University of Central Florida

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Marcus Jordan, who helped lead Young to the Class 4A state basketball title, said Monday he will play college ball at the University of Central Florida .

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chgoduke66

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Uhhh...yeah they have a real nice football team.
Jeff

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Marcus has made a very good choice. He will have a chance to not only be a 4 year starter but also be a legend at the school like his father was at UNC. He has a great team, set of coaches, and support staff to look forward to.

I would be interested to know if Calipari's decision to leave the conference helped UCF's cause at all.
hydeparkLuke

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Apr 6, 2009
 
UCF is a sorry school!

Somewhat disappointed that marcus didnt choose a bigger school with a winning tradition that would showcase his skills in prime time. Also, dont forget about his education. Getting a degree from UCF does NOT hold a candle vs a prime time school.

He was "influenced" by a former player instead of thinking for himself. If he had the leadership skills to make a major decision that will catapult his future he would have NOT chosen UCF. Best wishes!
Sammy

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Apr 6, 2009
 
so he chose UCF over Stanford? Looks like that Whitney Young education wasn't that great after all...
SCSNAKE

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Apr 6, 2009
 
It's all cosmetic anyway.
Jack

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Good for you little Mike. I'm pleased to hear you're not going to a stupid school like Notre Dame that has hundreds of idiots that disrespect the President of the United States.
George

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Apr 6, 2009
 
So this guy who does not need a scholarship is going to get one?
Gator_Chicago

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Apr 6, 2009
 
he passed Stanford???? WHAT?!?!?

He can transfer after he gets his buddy and him on some sort of momentum... that is, if he is intelligent...

because based on his current decision, oh boy, he is not the sharpest man in the room...
Jay

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Apr 6, 2009
 
There are plenty of successful people from UCF, which is an up-and-coming school with up-and-coming athletics programs. MJ was smart enough to see he could make an impact at a school that will make a name of itself athletically in the next four years and a school that has made a name for itself academically many times... Do your homework.
Matt

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Apr 6, 2009
 
I encourage all of you haters to go down to UCF and see what the school is really all about. It's the fifth largest school in the nation, for starters and the University is bringing it its best recruiting class it's ever had. The athletics facilities alone are probably better than most of the programs that offered Marcus.

Also we will have a player in the NBA draft this year as a second round selection, so the argument that we can't turn out NBA players can no longer be used.

Marcus found a gem...I suggest you guys do your research.

My degree from there is suiting me just fine too, thanks.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
As a UCF fan, it goes without saying that I am extremely happy hear of Marcus' commitment. He has a chance to pave his own way and make his own mark on a basketball program sorely in need of some direction. UCF is the 5th largest school in the nation and its facilities are second to none. Along with incoming freshmen Keith Clanton and Nik Garcia, Marcus can certainly be a key cog in taking this program to new found heights.
hydeparkLuke

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Gator_Chicago wrote:
he passed Stanford???? WHAT?!?!?
He can transfer after he gets his buddy and him on some sort of momentum... that is, if he is intelligent...
because based on his current decision, oh boy, he is not the sharpest man in the room...
What's even worse here is that MJ APPROVED his son's decision AND called Whitney Young's coach to tell him of his decision?!?!? WTF!
Ivory Tower

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Apr 6, 2009
 
What about academics? Doesn't the Jordan Family have a criteria for academics?
SUPER VLADE

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Apr 6, 2009
 
"So this guy who does not need a scholarship is going to get one?"

So because Marcus is MJ's son, that means he can't earn a scholarship for his abilities like every other Division I player?

Based on that logic, he should get a job and work for free when he's out of college too.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
Matt wrote:
I encourage all of you haters to go down to UCF and see what the school is really all about. It's the fifth largest school in the nation, for starters and the University is bringing it its best recruiting class it's ever had. The athletics facilities alone are probably better than most of the programs that offered Marcus.
Also we will have a player in the NBA draft this year as a second round selection, so the argument that we can't turn out NBA players can no longer be used.
Marcus found a gem...I suggest you guys do your research.
My degree from there is suiting me just fine too, thanks.
JT will likely be a first round selection, BTW.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
Ivory Tower wrote:
What about academics? Doesn't the Jordan Family have a criteria for academics?
UCF is the hardest public university in Florida to get into behind UF. Look it up.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
Huge pickup for UCF. Both Marcus and Nik will really help UCF next season. Both should get serious playing time and really elevate the talent on the team. Go Knights !!

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Ivory Tower wrote:
What about academics? Doesn't the Jordan Family have a criteria for academics?
UCF is a Tier 3 school and rated as one of the top up and coming schools by US News and Princeton Review. UCF is also a top ranked school in computers, engineering, sports marketing & sports management, and nursing. We also have started our new Med School this year. MJ will get a great education at UCF!
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Apr 6, 2009
 
Good luck Marcus. Much academic and basketball success.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
hydeparkLuke wrote:
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What's even worse here is that MJ APPROVED his son's decision AND called Whitney Young's coach to tell him of his decision?!?!?****!
That should tell you all need to know s***-for-brains.

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