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University of Kentucky honors athlete after sudden passing

Players on the University of Kentucky basketball team wore his number 33 on their warmup shirts in memory of him.
University of Kentucky baseball and basketball player Ben Jordan passed away Monday at the age...
University of Kentucky baseball and basketball player Ben Jordan passed away Monday at the age of 22.(University of Kentucky)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 8:08 AM EST
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(WILX) - Players and coaches of Kentucky Basketball honored the life of Ben Jordan, a University Of Kentucky two-sport athlete that passed away at the age of 22.

Jordan passed away Monday afternoon. No cause of his death was released.

The 22-year-old played baseball for UK, pitching in 10 games in the 2019 season after redshirting his first year due to Tommy John surgery.

The six-foot-nine Jordan also joined the school basketball team as a walk after a shortage in scholarship players, appearing in three games last season.

The Kentucky athlete was honored with a moment of silence at Tuesday’s Kentucky basketball game against Alabama. Players wore his number 33 on their warmup shirts in memory of him.

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