University of Kentucky Athlete Ben Jordan Dead at 22

The school's athletics page announced his death on Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. He will be missed beyond measure."Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said he met the student on his first official visit to the campus and recalled how he was "impressed with his passion" for his state and the university. 12, calling him "a beloved member" of both teams. "He will forever be in our hearts," the page wrote. He had a servant's heart and answered the call whenever asked, including putting his promising baseball career on hold to help the basketball team when it needed him."
At 6 feet, 9 inches, Jordan was a right-handed pitcher for the baseball team and stepped in to play as a forward on the basketball team in October 2019. 12 of Jordan's passing, though he gave no cause of death. "It is difficult for me to express and to put into words what a tragedy it is to lose a young person too early. A member of both the Wildcats' basketball and baseball teams, he said last year he was "Living the dream." By Lindsay Weinberg Jan 13, 2021 9:25 PMTagsSportsCelebritiesWatch: In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2020Ben Jordan, a player for the University of Kentucky's baseball and basketball teams, has died. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said he learned in the early morning of Jan. ESPN reports that he redshirted his first year while recovering from surgery. In spring 2020, he even made the Dean's list. He cared so deeply about this place and it meant so much to him to be a part of this team."photosCelebrity Deaths: 2021's Fallen StarsThe baseball coach, Nick Mingione, said he was devastated by Jordan's death, adding there are "no words to express the shock and heartache… class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>University of Kentucky Athlete Ben Jordan Dead at 22University of Kentucky student athlete Ben Jordan has died at age 22. He was just 22. He said in a statement, "Ben loved and cherished being a Wildcat. "Our hearts are broken today," Calipari said in a statement. Ben impacted our team last season in so many ways with his kind heart, his big smile and his wonderful personality.