CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -Jeffrey Jordan, the son of Michael Jordan, plans to attend Illinois next year and play basketball as a walk-on.
Jordan, a 6-2 guard at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., said in a news release Friday he chose Illinois over Valparaiso.
``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,'' he said.
Jordan was a three-year starter at Loyola Academy and two-year All Catholic League player.
He told Illinois coach Bruce Weber of his plans on Wednesday. NCAA rules bar Weber or his staff from commenting on walk-on players before they enroll.
As a walk-on, Jordan will not sign a letter of intent, meaning his commitment is nonbinding.

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Kansas vs. Iowa State Prediction Iowa State is a home underdog tonight against Kansas in Big 12 play. Are the Cyclones a good bet to cover when the teams tip-off at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Syracuse vs. UNC Pick No. 11 North Carolina is a big favorite at home today when it welcomes Syracuse to town when they meet at 7PM ET.
Thumbnail Creighton vs. Xavier Pick It’s a huge Big East matchup today at 2PM ET when No. 15 Xavier hosts No. 8 Creighton. Which team has the edge?
Thumbnail USC vs. Colorado Prediction Colorado is a small home favorite tonight against USC in Pac-12 play. Are the Buffs worth a play for bettors?
Thumbnail Bearcats in business as Pirates await On Thursday, No. 22 Cincinnati eked out a 66-64 win over SMU. But will Mick Cronin’s crew have an easier time dispatching another American Athletic Conference rival...

NCAAB Team Pages