Marcus Jordan’s future with UCF is uncertain


After two straight double-digit scoring seasons at UCF, the future of Marcus Jordan’s career with the Knights is now important for reasons other than the fact that he is the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan.

According to David Baumann of News 13 Orlando, Jordan is not yet enrolled in summer classes, but UCF director of communications says that he expects Jordan to be ready in the fall. Summer classes are not mandatory.

But a conflicting report surfaced from the Orlando Sentinel, saying that Jordan was indeed in summer school, according to head coach Donnie Jones.

This all came about because of a report on the sports gossip website, which cited a third-hand source in saying that Jordan would not be playing for the Knights in 2012-13, with the possibility that he would instead pursue business interests away from UCF. If he were to return to play for the Knights, the report goes on to say, it would be as a walk-on and not on scholarship.

UCF is reportedly continuing to recruit perimeter players, and has three prospects signed from the Class of 2012, including shooting guard Matt Williams, an Orlando native.

If Jordan does not return, the Knights will be losing his 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the backcourt.

But, if he does come back, he will be paired again with the team’s leading scorer from last season, forward Keith Clanton, on a 2012-13 team that looks to improve on a 22-11 season and NIT berth this past year.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

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LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.

Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.

Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.

VIDEO: Seton Hall players have their 80s hip hop knowledge tested

Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, left, sits next to head coach Kevin Willard during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 81-65. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.

Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.

Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.

It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.