U of Kentucky Baseball Basketball Star Ben Jordan Dead At 22

FAYETTE COUNTY, KY. (THECOUNT) — Ben Jordan, a star Wildcats pitcher and basketball player for the University of Kentucky, has died at the age of 22.

Details of Jordan’s death were not provided as of Tuesday morning.

Jordan played basketball for UK during the 2019–2020 season. He was on the roster for the 2021 season.

As a freshman at UK in 2019, the 6-foot-9 West Carter product appeared in ten games for the baseball Wildcats pitching 8.2 innings and pitched a scoreless inning against nationally-ranked Vanderbilt to close out the 2019 season. Redshirt Sophomore. He made the Dean’s list spring 2020 Two-sport athlete who is also a right-handed pitcher on the UK baseball team. He joined the squad in mid-October. He made two appearances in his first season on the team.


Geo quick facts: Fayette County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 295,803, making it the second-most populous county in the commonwealth. Its territory, population and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as the county seat – Wikipedia.