Saturday, 23 June 2007

Jordan's Son to play in Ottawa with Fighting Illini

The emerging Labour Day tradition of NCAA schools visiting Canada for a series of games against CIS schools continues this year and those planning to attend games in the Nation's Capital could be in for a pleasant surprise, especially if the time-honoured tradition of parents attending their son's games holds true. As previously reported, the Illinois Fighting Illini, among other teams, will come to Ottawa to face Carleton Ravens, Ottawa Gee-Gees and McGill Redmen. The Illini welcome a large, six player recruiting class to their program this season including a 6'1" combination guard with tremendous basketball pedigree named Jeff Jordan, who's father once ruled the hardwood as a member of the Chicago Bulls. Courtney Linehan of the Daily Illini features the younger Jordan and how he is dealing with being the son of arguably the greatest player ever to lace on a pair of sneakers Jeff Jordan adjusts to attention, life at Illinois

Great article by Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail on 6'5" Andre Wilkins, originally from Emery C.I. in Toronto via a US JUCO who is now moving on to Cornell Big Red of the Ivy League From Jane and Finch to the Ivy League

Many have inquired as to where 6'7" Olu Ashaolu, 6'0" Junior Cadougan and 6'5" Curtis Trotter, all of who were members of last season's Canadian Jr. National team that qualified for the FIBA U-19 World Championships, have been playing recently. As was reported here, neither of the three were at Canada's traning camp at Durham College that began a week ago Friday and concluded this past Tuesday. Ashaolu, Cadougan plus Devoe and Kris Joseph all were invited to the National Basketball Players Association camp at the University of Virginia, which began this past Wednesday. About 120 high school players were invited to this camp and placed on 10 teams. Ashaolu and Cadougan were pair up on Team 5 (Jazz) while cousins Devoe and Kris were placed on Team 10 (Wizards). The camp ended on Friday and here are some links to articles about the camp CSTV Day One Review plus a review of Day Two Day Two Review

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