By: Lucas Packer
IU South Bend men's basketball coach Chad Tapp is proud to announce the addition of former South Bend Clay High School star Jason Jordan to the men's basketball squad. Jordan will join the program for the 2013-14 season with two years of eligibility remaining after transferring in from Hawaii Pacific University, an NCAA Division II school. An athletic two-guard with nice range, Jordan figures to contribute immediately for an IU South Bend squad that lost three perimeter starters from last year's team due to graduation.
Last season at HPU, Jordan averaged 4.2 points (on 45% shooting from the field) and pulled down 3 rebounds per game. Before Hawaii Pacific, he attended Lincoln Trail Community College in Illinois where he led the team by averaging 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while earning First Team All-GRAC honors. "We are excited Jason has chosen to attend IU South Bend," said Tapp. "We hope Jason can provide us with maturity and toughness while he learns our system and what it takes to be successful in our program."
IU South Bend finished the 2012-13 campaign with a record of 20-12 and at third place in the thirteen-team CCAC, finishing just behind the eventual national champions from Cardinal Stritch University and Sweet 16 participants St. Xavier University. The 20 wins marked the first twenty-win season in program history and was the first time the Titans have ever put together back-to-back winning seasons.