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Jeff Jordan (Illinois)I always wondered what would happen when Michael Jordan's oldest son, University of Illinois sophomore Jeff Jordan, finished his college career and had a chance to play pro ball.Unless the Bulls or Bobcats bailed him out with a late second round pick in the 2011 Draft, he wasn't going straight to the NBA.

He'd probably get a nepotistic spot on somebody's summer-league squad, but what about after that? Would a kid who probably doesn't have to work a day in his life — but has a cushy job waiting for him at Jordan Brand or Nike or UNC if he wants it — embark on that hard road to the League? Would he scour the globe for roster spots in Italy and Russia and Japan? Would he endure the one-bedroom apartments and small towns of the D-League? If the NBA wasn't a reality, when would he eventually give it up?As it turns out, sooner than I thought.

Jeff Jordan said today that he's not playing ball at Illinois anymore, and will instead focus on "life after basketball" and just being a student.

Although he had scholarship offers from smaller colleges coming out of high school powerhouse Loyola Academy (Ill.), Jordan walked on at Illinois, where he scored a total of 58 points and 42 assists in 59 appearances.

As a sophomore he averaged a little more than eight minutes per game.Mike's younger son, Marcus Jordan, just finished his senior year of high school and will be playing at Central Florida next season.

Marcus is a 6-3 guard and is widely considered a better prospect than his older brother.
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