|Marcus Jordan Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||December 24, 1990|
Marcus Jordan is an American entrepreneur and former basketball player who represented, as a shooting guard, the UCF (University of Central Florida) Knights (2009-2012) at the college level. In May 2016, Marcus opened a high-end sneaker store named the Trophy Room in Orlando, Florida. It was closed about 3 years later after the business transitioned to online-only sales.
Marcus James Jordan
Chicago, Illinois, United States
He splits his time between Chicago, Illinois, United States, and Orlando, Orange County, Florida, United States.
Marcus had attended Loyola Academy, a private, Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school in Wilmette, a northern suburb of his hometown of Chicago.
He had taken a transfer to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, a magnet school (American public school with specialized courses) located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, for his junior and senior years.
After his high school graduation, Marcus joined the University of Central Florida, a public research university whose main campus is located in Orange County, Florida. There, between 2009 and 2012, he turned out for the UCF Knights men’s basketball team.
In August 2012, he left the UCF Knights basketball team, following his older brother Jeffrey (who had departed the team in January 2012). However, he continued to take classes at the university and graduated in 2013 with a degree in hospitality management.
Entrepreneur, Basketball Player (Retired)
- Father – Michael Jordan (Professional Basketball Player (Retired), 6-time NBA Champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998), 6-time NBA Finals ‘MVP’ (1991-1993, 1996-1998), 14-time ‘NBA All-Star’ (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003), ‘Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’ Inductee, ‘FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball) Hall of Fame’ Inductee)
- Mother – Juanita Vanoy
- Siblings – Jeffrey Michael Jordan (Older Brother) (Basketball Player (Retired)), Jasmine Mickael Jordan (Younger Sister)
- Others – Radina Aneva (Sister-in-Law), Rakeem Christmas (Brother-in-Law) (Professional Basketball Player), Rakeem Michael Christmas (Nephew), Yvette Prieto (Step-Mother) (Model), Victoria Jordan (Younger Paternal Half-Sister), Ysabel Jordan (Younger Paternal Half-Sister), James R. Jordan Sr. (Paternal Grandfather) (Equipment Supervisor) (d. July 1993), Deloris Peoples (Paternal Grandmother) (Bank Teller), Larry Jordan (Paternal Uncle) (Businessman, Basketball Executive, Professional Basketball Player (Retired)), Justin Jordan (Cousin) (Basketball Scout, Former Basketball Player), Alexis Jordan (Cousin), James R. Jordan Jr. (Paternal Uncle) (Former Member of the U.S. Army), Deloris E. Jordan (Paternal Aunt), Roslyn Jordan (Paternal Aunt)
5 – UCF Knights
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Marcus has dated –
- Larsa Pippen (2022-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Often makes public appearances in a baseball hat
- Cheerful smile
- Sports a long, thick beard
- Has both his hands covered in tattoos
Marcus Jordan Facts
- Marcus, in his high school sophomore year, in partnership with his older brother Jeffrey, led Loyola Academy to the conference championships and the best season in the school’s history.
- After taking a transfer to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School for his junior and senior seasons, he led the school to the Illinois 4A Championship in 2009. He was named the state tournament’s ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player).
- In his freshman year (2009-10) with the University of Central Florida, the university was in the final year of a 5-year contract with Adidas AG, a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories. However, Marcus insisted on wearing Air Jordan shoes out of respect for his legendary father, Michael Jordan. This conflict forced Adidas AG to terminate its sponsorship deal with the University of Central Florida.
- Air Jordan is a line of basketball shoes and athletic apparel produced by Nike, Inc. (an American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand), the major global rival of Adidas AG. The first Air Jordan shoe was produced in late 1984 for Michael (during his time with the Chicago Bulls) and released to the public in April 1985.
- Marcus scored 8 points per game in his true freshman year (2009-10) and was included in the ‘C-USA All-Freshman Team’ in 2010. C-USA (Conference USA), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an intercollegiate athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I in all sports.
- In 2010, he tweeted about spending around USD 50k at nightclubs in Las Vegas. This led to an investigation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board because he was below the permitted age to enter most major nightclubs in Las Vegas.
- In 2012, Marcus was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing justice. This was after he was involved in a drunken argument with 2 women outside a hotel in Omaha, the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska. He was later released after he paid a fine of USD 250 in addition to court costs.
Featured Image by Marcus Jordan / Instagram