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Telekom Bonn brings in Jared Jordan
Aug 07, 2009
Telekom Baskets Bonn of Germany announced on Friday the addition of point guard Jared Jordan (188, 24) for one season. Jordan is a remarkable passer, who played college ball with the Marist Red Foxes, where he is the all-time leader in assists with 813, fact which earned him the nickname "The Magician". In fact, he became the first player to lead Division I in assists for two consecutive years since Avery Johnson did it in 1987. In his senior year, Jordan was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and won the Haggerty Award as the All-Metropolitan Division I Player of the Year. In 2007, Jordan mmoved to Lithuania to play with Lietuvos Rytas. He had 11 Euroleague apperances averaging 1 point and 0.8 assists in 8 minutes per game. Released when the season ended, Jordan played in the NBA Summer Leagues but failed to sign for an NBA team, so he moved to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBDL where he ranked second in assists per game (8.8), also setting a Vipers' assists record in a game with 21. He played in the NBA Summer League of Las Vegas with the Golden State Warriors, but he has crossed the pond again to move to Germany, ready to make his Eurocup debut with Telekom Baskets Bonn.