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August 25, 2018
Former Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball star forward Jordan Garnett has signed to play his rookie season overseas in Cyprus Division A with Omonia Nicosia.
Omonia Nicosia is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, and competes as a member of the Cypriot Basketball Division A, the highest level of men’s professional basketball in the league system.
Averaging 6.6 points and 2 assists per game last season, Garnett graduated 18th on NKU’s all-time games played list (113) and equalled his career best in points (15) against Memphis, James Madison and Texas A&M.
Garnett was largely underrated during his time with the Norse but earned a reputation as a tenacious defender in the 2016-17 season. Notably, he shut down the nation’s then-fourth-most prolific scorer, Youngstown State’s Cameron Morse averaging 23.1 points per game, to just 13 points on 4-for-14 shooting.
Though he was apart of last year’s Horizon League regular season championship team, Garnett’s name is etched in school history as a member of the iconic Norse squad that earned a NCAA Division I National Tournament berth in the program’s first eligible year. The Norse became the seventh team all-time and only the second since 1970 to qualify for the NCAA tournament in its first year after reclassifying to D1.
This summer, the 6’5”, 220-pound forward from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, attended the Free Agency/SBS Louisville pro workout and was a top five player in the event. Shortly thereafter, he signed with Free Agency Basketball (Spain) and competed in Las Vegas at the Kentucky Pro-Am Summer League, where he was named to the honorable mention team.