They Called Him “The Jewish Jordan”… What Ever Happened to Him?

In one of the most interesting basketball cases in the Maryland area over the last twenty years, a player known as the “Jewish Jordan” took over the national headlines after rising to one of the best high school players in the country while being raised an Orthodox Jewish household. Including averaging over 35 points per game and being named Most Valuable Player of a high school All-Star game, Tamir Goodman began to receive offers from some of the top Division 1 Basketball programs in the country. In what turned out to be a decision between his religious beliefs and his basketball career, “the Jewish Jordan” had to make a choice on whether he was willing to play during Shabbat – occurring between Friday evening to Saturday night.

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