Rumors create uncertainty about future of Knights guard Marcus Jordan
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 15:06
While rumors have been circulating regarding whether guard Marcus Jordan will return for his senior season at UCF since last season ended, the chatter hit a high Tuesday after a sports gossip website, TerezOwens.com, reported that Jordan would not return for his final season or that he may just compete as a walk-on as opposed to a scholarship athlete.
The website quoted a third-hand source, reportedly a player on the team, though there is little to substantiate the claim.
UCF Athletics maintains that Jordan is a member of the program, and that while the guard from Chicago is not enrolled in summer A, which is deemed as optional, he will be enrolled for the fall.
The claim that Jordan may continue on as a walk-on may have some grounds, though none are confirmed, considering the Jordan family could afford the expense of his tuition and the extra scholarship could be used to bring in some more help for Jordan in his senior season.
Jordan stands to be a leader amongst a loaded backcourt for the Knights if he returns. UCF will have Jordan, rising junior Isaiah Sykes, Bethune-Cookman transfer C.J. Reed and Oklahoma transfer Calvin Newell (starting mid-December per transfer regulations).
Within the past year, two of Jordan’s closest friends, former UCF guards A.J. Rompza and his brother, Jeff Jordan, left the Knights. Rompza graduated and Jeff Jordan left the program during last season to pursue other opportunities, fueling rumors that Jordan’s heart may not be in it anymore.