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Kentucky Basketball, Baseball Player Ben Jordan Dies

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Kentucky Basketball, Baseball Player Ben Jordan Dies


Kentucky walk-on basketball player Ben Jordan has died at age 22. His death Monday night was confirmed by the university. The cause of death was not announced. Jordan, from Olive Hill, Kentucky, primarily was a baseball player at Kentucky. But the 6-foot-9, 250-pound athlete, who also played hoops in high school, walked on with the Wildcats basketball team last season when the squad needed more post players for practice. He appeared briefly in three games—he played just one total minute—and didn’t score. But he made a lasting impression on coach John Calipari. “Our hearts are broken today,” Calipari said in a statement. “It is difficult for me to express and to put into words what a tragedy it is to lose a young person too early. Ben impacted our team last season in so many ways with his kind heart, his big smile and his wonderful personality. “He cared so …

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