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Lucious Jordan Transfers to UAlbany Men's Basketball Program

Contact: Brian DePasquale (518)442-3072

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 6, 2003) -- University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown announced today that Lucious Jordan, an all-state player in New York on the high school level, has transferred into the program. Jordan, who
played the last two years at Loyola College in Maryland, will be
eligible for competition in the 2003-04 season.

Jordan, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound guard from Albany, N.Y. (Colonie
Central H.S.), led Loyola in scoring with a 13.2 average as a sophomore.
A starter in all 28 games, he also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.0
assists, plus led the team in minutes played at 34.6 per game.

As a freshman, Jordan was chosen to the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference All-Rookie Team. He led the Greyhounds in scoring at 13.0
points per game, and was the only freshman in the conference to lead his
team in that category.

“Lucious Jordan is a proven player at the Division I level and
will have an immediate impact in our program,” Brown said. “He can
score points with his ability to get to the rim and is a tough, physical
matchup for opponents. Lucious and Jamar Wilson will provide us with
two guys who can score in the backcourt. As a local athlete from the
Capital Region, he has a strong following and that will also benefit our
program in the future.”

At Colonie Central, Jordan earned second-team all-state and
first-team all-area honors as a senior, when he averaged 21.2 points,
7.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He finished his career as the school’s
all-time scorer with nearly 2,000 points and was a member of two state
championship teams.

The Great Danes have added four players to the roster since last
fall. Jamal Hughes, a 6’8” junior college forward/center from
Rochester, N.Y., signed a letter of intent during the late recruiting
period. Jon Iati, a 5’9” guard from York, Pa., and Todd Martin, a 6’7”
forward from Upland, Calif., signed in November.

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