Who says Bruce Weber can’t recruit?Posted by rtmsf on April 25th, 2007
In the somehow-this-missed-us category, there were two separate articles over the weekend about an unsigned Class of 2007 prospect who otherwise would be fighting for recognition with all the other mid-major wannabes. This player is a little different, though, as he just happens to be the eldest son of Basketball Messiah, aka Michael Jordan. Jeffrey Jordan is a 6’1 guard from Deerfield (IL) Loyola Academy, who if you listen to the experts’ opinions, is the kind of player who takes his Valparaiso scholarship offer and considers himself lucky.
Nevertheless, it isn’t exactly normal that your dad hosts an annual all-star game at MSG involving the nation’s top prospects – the Jordan Classic – where you are one of the invitees. Unless your name is Saul Smith we haven’t seen this level of nepotism since Jim Harrick, Jr., was giving exams at Georgia. Honestly, we wish no ill will on the kid – he’s undoubtedly worked hard for everything he’s got. And after all, recruiting maestro Bruce Weber clearly sees something in him, offering him “preferred walk-on” status at Illinois next year, whatever that means.
But don’t take our word for it, check out the MJ-esque hops here.