Marcus Jordan Biography
Marcus Jordan an American former college basketball player who plays for the UCF Knights men’s basketball team of Conference USA. He most famous for being the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan.
He as well played for the University of Central Florida Knights from 2009 to 2012, winning Conference USA All-Freshman honors in 2010 and a Second-Team Conference-USA selection in 2011.
Marcus Jordan Age
Jordan was born on 24 December 1990 Chicago Illinois, United States.
Marcus Jordan Height and Weight
Marcus stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches. Which is equivalent to 1.93 meters tall.
Marcus Jordan Net Worth
Basketball estimated net worth is under review.
Marcus Jordan Education
Jordan joined Jeffrey at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois where the Jordan brothers made their dad exceptionally proud and proved their talents on the court when they led the team to the conference championships and set the record for the best season in school history.
He later transferred to Whitney Young High School in Chicago for his junior and senior years. While there he began as a Whitney Young Dolphin and, once again, led his team to a huge victory on March 22, 2009, when the Dolphins beat their rival 69 to 66 to win the Illinois State 4A Championship title with Jordan scoring a game-high 19 points.
He ended his his high school career on a high note and taking home MVP honors during the state tournament, ESPNU later ranked Marcus as the 60th best shooting guard in the country averaging 10 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Havinf his father retired from the NBA since 2003 and his brother turning down Davidson, Penn State and Northwestern to play basketball for the University of Illinois, all eyes were on Marcus as he moved to Orlando, Florida to play ball with the University of Central Florida.
Marcus as the Air Jordan heir made headlines for wearing the family’s beloved Nike brand during a 2009 exhibition game. So, what was the big deal? The University had signed a five-year contract with Adidas, which meant the team wore Adidas from head to toe. However, when UCF recruited Marcus, they assured him that wearing his signature Nikes wouldn’t be a problem.
“One of the things they told me on my visit is that I was going to be able to wear Jordans, and it wouldn’t be a problem,” Marcus told Bleacher Report in 2013. “They had already spoken to their regional Adidas reps, and it wouldn’t be an issue.
They understood, with me being Michael Jordan’s son, it would only make sense that I wear Jordans. I ended up committing and came in the summer, worked out all summer. We started the fall semester and heard rumblings that Adidas was mad.”
Fortunately, the coaches and athletic department honored the promise they made and allowed Marcus to wear his Jordans during the games. Eventually, Adidas pulled their $3 million sponsorship contract with the school before Nike swooped in and offered an even better sponsorship deal.
Marcus Jordan High school Career
Jordan played high school basketball with his older brother Jeffrey Jordan at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. In Marcus’ sophomore year, the pair led the school to the conference championships and the best season in school history. Marcus then transferred to Whitney Young High School in Chicago for his junior and senior seasons.
On March 22, 2009, he led the Whitney Young Dolphins to the Illinois State 4A Championship title. Jordan scored a game-high 19 points leading Whitney Young to a 69–66 victory over Waukegan.
He was rated as the 60th-best shooting guard in the country as a high school senior by ESPNU, averaging 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, and earning state tournament MVP honors.
Marcus Jordan College
Marcus Jordan played college basketball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. During his freshman year, UCF was in the final year of a five-year contract with Adidas, but Marcus insisted on wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes out of loyalty to his father. This eventually prompted Adidas to terminate its sponsorship deal with UCF.
Jordan scored 8.0 points per game in his true freshman year in 2009–10 and scored 1152 points in his college career. On November 12, 2010, the opening game of the 2010–11 season, Jordan led UCF to victory against University of West Florida scoring a career-high 28 points on 8–11 field-goal shooting and 5–7 from the 3-point line. He also had a team-high 18 points in upsetting number-16 ranked Florida on December 1, 2010.
In August 2012, Jordan decided to leave the UCF basketball team, but he would continue to take classes at the school.
Marcus Jordan Family
Jordan was born to his father, Michael Jordan, was a six-time NBA MVP and is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. His mother is Juanita Vanoy. He was raised up along with his siblings named Jeffrey, Jasmine, Victoria, and Ysabel. He and his brother Jeffrey played basketball together in high school until he transferred schools his junior year.
Marcus Jordan Wife
Jordan has kep his love life out from the public, this information will be updated soon.