Laugher: Jordan Dumars ‘leaning’ toward UM over MSU and Detroit

Posted: December 29, 2009 by Jared Field in College
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This story is only funny for the thousands of basketball fans in Michigan who had the misfortune of watching that gaggle of misfits at Detroit Country Day for the past couple seasons.

On Monday, the Detroit Free Press reported that Jordan Dumars, a very average player at Country Day, is leaning toward going to Michigan after transferring from a University of South Florida program in turmoil.

The Jordan Dumars saga is practically satire.

I’ve not talked to single basketball person who thinks that he’s good at basketball. They always just look at me and say, “well, that’s what you get when you’re an heir to basketball royalty.”

That’s what you get? A basketball scholarship when you’re father is a millionaire and you’re not that good at basketball?

It’d be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Oh, and I’d choose Michigan too if I were him. They don’t have good players there, so he’ll fit right in.

Dumars’ transfer mimics that of Flint’s Anthony Crater, who left Ohio State for South Florida after proving to be a one-dimensional player in Columbus. The big difference, though, is that Dumars has no dimensions.

In six games for South Florida, he played 27 minutes and took eight shots — all from 3-point range. He made two. (For God’s sake look at his high school highlight reel: it’s all wide-open 3-pointers.)

He simply does not have the ability to play at the division one level. He can’t beat his man to the basket, defend or, to be honest, do the one thing that people tend to grant him — shoot.

He got a scholarship for being born, essentially. Merit be damned.

— Jared Field

  1. Dantana says:

    “He got a scholarship for being born, essentially.”

    Hahaha. Very true. Saw him play a few times and I was about as impressed with him as I was their big nothing center Riley.

  2. sabetodo says:

    Just what UM needs: a poor man’s Anthony Wright!

  3. Gavin Raath says:

    I saw Jordan play several times over his career. Every year other sites would talk about how he’s improved or he’s a money three-point shooter now, and every year he was still a non-factor that just liked to pull the three, at a very low clip by the way, and hover around the perimeter. He is a division three player that gets a division one scholarship because his dad is a millionaire/legend. Think of all the countless players you know that are more deserving of a Michigan scholarship. Here’s one from the same class: Ben Simons. He actually is everything Dumars is billed to be. This makes me sick.

  4. […] Try not to think of the guys we could have had instead, and look to the future — at some point we will draft Joe’s son, Jordan Dumars. […]

  5. […] And have you ever seen a walk-on get in the paper and talk about going to a system that fits his game? What about talking about his short list of schools — the schools he’s leaning toward. […]

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