Jordan Poole: hero and cat lover - NY Times Article

Submitted by Indy Pete - Go Blue on March 21st, 2018 at 11:35 PM

We all love Jordan Poole.  We also know that he is a very unique guy.  This fluff article will only endear him to you even more - if that's possible.  Excerpts: 


“He wears Capri pants and cat T-shirts,” Robinson said. “He’s obsessed with cats. What other college basketball player do you know that goes around wearing cat shirts?”

One in particular was his favorite: a cat acquired when Poole was a young boy. The cat died during Poole’s senior year in high school, but Poole grew animated on Saturday while discussing their years together.

“His name was Bling,” Poole said, pointing emphatically to a reporter’s notebook. “Put that in there.”


I hope you enjoy the story.  Go blue tomorrow night!…



March 22nd, 2018 at 10:15 AM ^

Great fluff piece. Mo Wagner is hilarious, first saying Poole will never shut up about it and now saying he has to move lockers because Poole won’t stop talking. Hilarious!


March 22nd, 2018 at 10:28 AM ^

The local Humane Society in Ann Arbor does a yoga class with cats running around the room.  My wife is a big MBB fan, and met Jordan there last summer.  It makes sense now.


March 22nd, 2018 at 11:09 AM ^

As the owner of three cats (and a dog that the cats don't always enjoy), I am liking this kid more and more now. Although, I do not have any cat t-shirts, but I certainly will not knock those that do. They are, after all, awesome animals when they aren't being a jerk to something or someone (and even then, it is sometimes adorable). 


March 22nd, 2018 at 3:52 PM ^


But even as the legend of Poole grew on the court, he knew his celebration would be short-lived. It was already early Sunday morning, and he had a paper and a presentation to complete for a class in Greek mythology.

“It’s due Monday,” Poole said. “Got to grind and knock it out.”

We come to play school. 

Among other things.