Lucious Jordan Named Siena Assistant Coach

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Former local hoop star Lucious Jordan is joining the staff of Jimmy Patsos to serve as assistant coach at Siena. A graduate of nearby Colonie High School as well as U Albany, Jordan, 29, has local ties as a player and coach which will prove valuable for Patsos who has expressed his intentions of attracting locally based talent to play for the Saints.

Jordan spent this past season as the Director of Basketball Operations at James Madison University working under JMU head coach and former Siena point guard Matt Brady. Former Siena head coach Mike Deane also served with Jordan on Brady’s staff as an assistant coach. Together they led the Dukes to an NCAA tournament victory in the First Four over LIU Brooklyn followed by a loss to number 1 seed Indiana in the second round.

In the few seasons prior, Jordan began his coaching career with the Albany City Rocks AAU Program 16U team and the Albany-based Green Tech Charter School freshmen team. He has also worked as a trainer and skill development coach for Rise Up Basketball in Albany and worked the Nike Youth Pre-Draft Camp.

Following a successful career at Colonie High School where he scored nearly 2,000 points, Jordan was named second team All State. He then began his collegiate career at Loyola playing for Scott Hicks who had previously coached at U Albany. As a freshman, Jordan averaged 13.1 points per game and was named to the MAAC All Rookie Team. After a sophomore season in which he averaged 13.2 points per game to go with 53 assists and 101 rebounds, he opted to transfer back home to play for U Albany.

As a Great Dane, Jordan scored 413 points with 48 three-pointers made, 138 rebounds, 65 assists and 40 steals in his junior season. He was named Second Team All-Conference. As a senior, he tallied 270 points, 107 rebounds, 51 assists and 38 steals while helping to lead the Great Danes to their first America East title. In their first ever NCAA Division I Tournament appearance, they challenged Connecticut in a 72-59 loss. In all he scored 1,420 points over the course of his college career.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology with a minor in African American studies from the University at Albany in 2006, Jordan went on to play professionally with the Emmen Eagles of the Netherlands as well as the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Association.

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