According to Young coach Tyrone Slaughter, Jordan has enrolled...
A Jordan will be playing basketball on the near west side once again.
According to Young coach Tyrone Slaughter, Marcus Jordan, Michael Jordan’s youngest son, will transfer from Loyola to Young for his junior year.
“We’ve spoken with [Juanita Jordan] about the transfer and he’s done the official paperwork to be enrolled,” Slaughter said. “We look forward to having him here as a student first of all, and hopefully as a basketball player too.”
Young is already loaded with talent. A.J. Rompza, Chris Colvin, Ahmad Starks and Anthony Johnson are all considered Division I prospects.
The Dolphins have a national schedule on tap next season, with games in Kentucky, New Jersey and Michigan.
“It’s a positive for the Public League,” Slaugher said. “And I think it’s a positive for Marcus too. He can showcase his skills in a bigger environment and have a chance to grow outside the shadow of his older brother.”
Jordan, a 6-2 guard, is the top-ranked player in the area’s class of 2009. With him on board, Young becomes the early contender for preseason number one honors.
"Young has as much depth and talent as anyone," said Roy Schmidt of Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Report. "The only question is how they will mesh together."
Slaughter also provided a recruiting update on some of his other players.
Super-hot rising sophomore Anthony Johnson is being pursued by UCLA, Marquette, Purdue and Illinois. Rising junior Chris Colvin has added Xavier to his list, which should grow quite a bit as the Dolphins travel the country next season. Colvin was very impressive against Marshall in the playoffs last season.