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Jordan Named OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week
Monday, January 26, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. - Sophmore Gershom Jordan has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week for his play during the week of January 19th. Jordan garners his first OVC honor.

Jordan posted career-highs of 21 points and eight rebounds in Tennessee State’s 59-57 victory over Jacksonville State last week. He hit 10-of-11 (90.1%) shots from the field and had two blocks with two assists in only 25 minutes of play. Two nights later, he did not attempt a field goal but did hit four-of-four free throws in ten minutes of action against Tennessee Tech scoring a total of 25 points on the week.

A 6'6 center from Nashville, Tenn. Jordan also plays tight end for the Tiger football team. He currently averages 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game shooting 68 percent from the floor on nine minutes of play per contest.