Former UE men’s basketball player Jordan Jahr has selected his next basketball team.
“Headed down to play at Texas A and M Kingsville next year couldn’t be more excited
#javelinas,” Jahr tweeted Saturday night.
The Austin, Texas, native Jahr left UE’s team in February days after coach Marty Simmons suspended him for the Aces’ Jan. 29 game against Northern Iowa.
Texas A&M Kingsville fields a Division II program in the Lone Star Conference.
Jahr should be eligible to play next season at his new school.
The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 3.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game before leaving the team. As of his departure, Simmons said Jahr would complete the spring academic semester at UE.
“This is a private matter that was handled between Jordan and the University and we ask that the privacy of all parties is respected at this time,” Simmons said in February. “We appreciate Jordan’s contributions to our program and wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Jahr tweeted that day, “To all the people wondering I left on my own accord and was my decision.”
The former Air Force Prep School attendee was in his third year at UE. After averaging 3.8 points per game as a freshman in 2010-2011 — the highlight was a 16-point, 14-rebound performance in a win over Indiana State — he broke his foot eight games into last season and took a medical redshirt.
Jahr would have been the most experienced returner to next season’s team now that Colt Ryan, Ned Cox, Troy Taylor and Lewis Jones are set to graduate.