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John Calipari Releases Statement on the Passing of Ben Jordan

John Calipari
UK Athletics

Ben Jordan, a member of the Kentucky baseball team and former member of the Kentucky men’s basketball team, died Monday. He was 22 years old.

Jordan walked on to the Kentucky basketball team during the 2019-20 season to provide depth to the roster.

Kentucky coach John Calipari released the following statement on the tragic death of Jordan.

“Our hearts are broken today. We learned early this morning that we have lost Ben Jordan. 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 deeply about this place, and it meant so much to him to be a part of this team. We are grieving today over the loss of a teammate and a brother, but Ben will not be forgotten. We ask that everyone keep Ben and his family in their thoughts and prayers during this time as we try to find a way forward. Ben, may you rest in peace.”

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