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Friday, May 21, 2010
Michael Jordan's son won't return to Illinois

By Diamond Leung

Illinois junior guard Jeff Jordan has in his media guide entry a line that reads: "Father's basketball accomplishments are far too great to even attempt listing."

That's what happens when you're Michael Jordan's son. To be sure, there are expectations that come with being a child of basketball royalty, and it can't be easy living up to them as a former walk-on at Illinois who had to earn his way to a scholarship.

Jeff Jordan had quit the team temporarily once before, and Friday, it was announced that he received his scholarship release from the Fighting Illini with the intention of transferring to another school.

In 33 games this season, Jordan averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes primarily as a backup.