Wilbert Jordan: He was a basketball pioneer

  Wilbert Jordan was the first. He was before Willie Heidelburg at Southern Miss, before Ben Williams and Coolidge Ball at Ole Miss, before Frank Dowsing and Larry Fry at Mississippi State. Jordan, who died March 14 at the age of 62 of an apparent heart attack, was the first African American to play a varsity sport at one of Mississippi's historically white Division I universities. Jordan was recruited from Waynesboro by Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Lee Floyd to play basketball at USM in 1968. “I remember it very...