While this isn't an official post for the "God, Save The Salukis" series, it should be noted that there is a Class of 2009 prospect that isn't on any SIU radar that I know of.
His name: Marcus Jordan.
Yes, the son of Michael Jordan (a.k.a The Greatest Basketball Player in the History of the World) is unsigned and only has one scholarship offer ... from Toledo.
So my pitch to you, Chris Lowery (who may or may not read this blog ... hell, I don't even know this place exists) is to bring in Marcus Jordan. Sure, it might sound like a ploy to grab a piece of the Jordan legacy ... but it's worth a shot.
He's proven to be a pretty good high school player, as he recently helped lead Whitney Young to a state championship. And who knows the kind of benefits that could come with it. I'm sure Director of Athletics Mario Moccia wouldn't mind receiving a check or two from Michael Jordan that goes toward Saluki Way.
And I'm sure C-Lo wouldn't mind having another backcourt presence to go along with returnees Dillard, Hare and Bocot, signees Kendal Brown and Drew Barnham and not to forget about the difference-maker-to-be Tony Freeman.
I know the Saluki braintrust in working the JUCO circuit in search of a big man, a wing player with size and/or a defensive presence with a way around the rim ... but why not take a chance on a name that could change the face of SIU basketball.
Marcus Jordan Recruiting Update [Chicago Tribune]