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catmandoo
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posted 03-09-2021 10:26 AM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kentucky walk-on basketball player Ben Jordan has died at age 22.

His death Monday night was confirmed by the university. The cause of death was not announced.

Jordan, from Olive Hill, Ky., primarily was a baseball player at Kentucky. But the 6-foot-9, 250-pound athlete, who also played hoops in high school, walked on with the Wildcats basketball team last season when the squad needed more post players for practice.

He appeared briefly in three games -- he played just one total minute -- and didn’t score. But he made a lasting impression on coach John Calipari

“Our hearts are broken today,” Calipari said in a statement. “It is difficult for me to express and to put into words what a tragedy it is to lose a young person too early. Ben impacted our team last season in so many ways with his kind heart, his big smile and his wonderful personality.

“He cared so deeply about this place and it meant so much to him to be a part of this team. We are grieving today over the loss of a teammate and a brother, but Ben will not be forgotten.”

Jordan gave up basketball this season to concentrate on baseball. He was rated the No. 97 overall prospect and No. 33 right-handed pitcher in the high school Class of 2017.


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catmandoo
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posted 03-09-2021 10:31 AM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sad sad story for sure. God bless him!

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