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Pride of Schenectady: Jordan turned down Yankees, Pistons to pursue career in orthopedic surgery

Lou Jordan was a two-time Ivy League all-star at Cornell and won the Ivy League scoring championship in his senior year.
Lou Jordan was a two-time Ivy League all-star at Cornell and won the Ivy League scoring championship in his senior year.
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The Pistons wanted his jump shot; the Yankees loved his screwball. Lou Jordan, however, had other ideas.

“I almost kind of planned my life a little bit, and as a little boy, I always wanted to be a doctor,” said Jordan, a 1955 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School who went on to play college basketball at Cornell University. “Having a tryout with the Yankees and getting drafted by the Pistons was great, but ...

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birmy
September 7, 2012
6:58 a.m.

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Great story!

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