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Niagara signs recruit the hard way

Marvin Jordan was all set to attend Ball State, but was denied admission to the school. Niagara had no problems with his grades so now Jordan is a Purple Eagle.

Derrick Booth, Jordan's coach at Peoria (Ill.) Manual High, is not pleased with the bizarre set of circumstances and has chaged Ball State with unethical treatment of Jordan.

“Marvin busted his butt this whole year in the classroom and met every
(academic) benchmark Ball State set for him and then some,” Booth said.
“And then they pull the rug out from under him before they even have his
final grades. That’s why I’m so upset.”

But Niagara gets a 5-10 point guard, who scouts say can shoot from long range and considered one of the top 50 players in Illinois. Sounds like Ball State's loss is Niagara's gain.

---Rodney McKissic


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