Aiming for the NBA from the JCC

From some place else in the world, JTA globe-trotting correspondent Michael J. Jordan noticed this fun, puzzling piece of news:

Indiana freshman guard Eric Gordon is leaving the Hoosiers for the NBA, according to a report from the Indianapolis Star.

The Big Ten’s leading scorer and conference freshman of the year will become the fifth of Indiana’s regular starters to leave the program, handing new coach Tom Crean a clean slate heading into his inaugural season with the Hoosiers.

Gordon will make the announcement at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis, the school said Friday.

The JCC!?! As Jordan put it: “What, the Marriott was booked?”

We’re on it. For now, here what a Google search turned up …

His mother says: “When he was very young, his dad would take him to the JCC and it was dribble, dribble, dribble.”

And this from a commenter to another article: “You questioned a kid’s heart, which by proxy means his effort, his drive, and his will. Not his ability. I’ve sat in the gym at the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis and watched him shoot 200 3-pointers while running sprints in between.”

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