Turning Tragedy to Triumph; The Jorden Duffy Story

SALISBURY, Md- Many fans get to see the product, but rarely see the work put into said product. Said the case, for one Jorden Duffy. Duffy is a 6’1 combo guard out of Salisbury, Maryland.

Over the years, Duffy made himself into a high school basketball star, a college basketball star, college graduate, and professional basketball player. Few fans have seen just what Duffy has been thru in that relatively short period of time. Just before the start of his high school career, Duffy’s uncle Jason Lewis was shot and killed in Salisbury, weeks before his 37th birthday. Duffy characterizes the loss of a father figure in Lewis as crushing.

After a year off from basketball (partly due to his uncle’s death), Duffy built himself in to one of the top hoops players in the Bayside Conference. Duffy entered his senior season with many expectations and accolades, only to lose elgibility due to grades. Upon graduation with no plans to play college basketball, Duffy was convinced by AAU teammates to give it a try, and was given a chance by San Jacinto Junior College, a small public community college just north of Houston, Texas.

After two successful seasons and reaching junior college all-american status, Duffy was sought out by many Division I college hoops programs. After briefly contemplating, he chose the University of North Texas.

Once a member of the Mean Green, Duffy would excel for two seasons. He started 31 of 51 career games, and helped North Texas win the 2018 College Basketball Invitational tournament. Duffy would graduate from UNT in May of 2019. Duffy recently signed a professional basketball contract to play in Central Europe. Check out the story!

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