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Kentucky Basketball Walk-On, Pitcher Ben Jordan Dies

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Kentucky says Ben Jordan, a right-handed pitcher who played last season on the men’s basketball team because of a shortage of players for practice, has died. He was 22 years old.


The school announced Jordan’s death on Monday in a release and a Kentucky baseball spokesman says coach Nick Mingione spoke with the player’s family. The school release but did not specify a cause of death. Jordan practiced against 6-11 Nick Richards on the men's basketball team and was credited for helping Richards become a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection. He had a 7.27 ERA in 10 games on the baseball team as a redshirt freshman in 2019.

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