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33 Ben Jordan

Name
Ben Jordan
Position
Forward
Class
SO
Hometown (Last School)
Olive Hill, KY (West Carter)
Ht
6'9"
Wt
250
Seasons
2019-20
Birthday
June 2, 1998

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Ben Jordan was born Benjamin Ray Jordan on June 2, 1998, in Boyd County, to Kevin Ray and Stephanie Rayburn Jordan.  He had three younger sisters, Abby, Kara and Jenna.  His most prized possession was his Gibson Les Paul guitar but he loved fishing.

Jordan was a highly-productive player out of West Carter High School where he concluded his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder and shot blocker.  He also finished eighth in school history in career points.  Jordan won the Eastern Kentucky Conference Defensive Player of the Year during his senior season.  He was an All-Area player in baseball and basketball during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  He averaged 12.2 rebounds per game his senior season.  Jordan was a 2016 Under Armour All-American in baseball and was rated the No. 97 overall baseball prospect and the No. 33 right-handed pitcher in the class of 2017.  He was ranked the No. 3 baseball prospect in the state of Kentucky.

As a freshman at Kentucky, Jordan did not participate in basketball.  He redshirted in baseball as he recovered from injury.

As a red-shirt freshman, Jordan did not participate in basketball.  He returned to the baseball diamond after redshirting the 2017-18 season while recuperating from injury.  He appeared in 10 games on the diamond.  He logged 8.2 innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out eight.  Jordan made his collegiate debut in baseball on Februray 17, 2019 vs. Austin Peay.  He pitched a scoreless inning vs. No. 2 Vanderbilt to close out the season. 

As a redshirt sophomore, Jordan made the Dean’s list in spring of 2020.  He became a two-sport athlete who is also a right-handed pitcher on the UK baseball team.  Jordan joined the basketball squad in mid-October.  He was tasked with guarding Nick Richards in practice every day and helped with the big man’s national emergence.  He made two appearances in his first season on the team.

Jordan passed away Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021.

College Statistics:

NCAA

SeasonTeamMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Kentucky10100000000000020.50.00000.00.00.00.00.0
Total-10100000000000020.50.00000.00.00.00.00.0

Career Totals

SeasonMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2019-2010100000000000020.50.00000.00.00.00.00.0
Total10100000000000020.50.00000.00.00.00.00.0

 

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