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Dad is tops for Dumars

Updated: October 27, 2008, 2:44 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

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Scott StewartJordan Dumars is headed to South Florida next year, and maybe he'll become as dominant in sports as his five favorite athletes.

Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) senior shooting guard and South Florida recruit Jordan Dumars has been around a number of star athletes being the son of Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations and NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. Here's the lowdown on Jordan's five favorite athletes. It's not a surprise who his No. 1 is.

1. My dad, Joe Dumars
"What he embodied every time he went on the court. He taught me to compete like it's your last game."

2. Kobe
"It's self explanatory."

3. LeBron James
"He performs under pressure. I hate saying it because of what he did against the Pistons in the 2007 playoffs. I was so hurt that I didn't go to school the next day."

4. Usain Bolt
"It's amazing what that man did."

5. Tiger Woods
"I just see his intensity and it's amazing how focused he is. He never gets flustered, and he makes putts under pressure."

Jon Mahoney is a football and baseball editor for ESPNHS. Email him at jon.mahoney@espn.com.