Jordan Sibert’s two seasons in a Flyer uniform were two of the most memorable seasons in Flyer basketball history. Sibert was the leading scorer each of the last two years where he guided the Dayton basketball program to five NCAA Tournament victories with an Elite Eight appearance in 2014 and a Third Round appearance in 2015.
Sibert is just one of two transfers to score over 1,000 points in their Dayton career alone after transferring from Ohio State after his sophomore season. He finished with 1,030 points in a Dayton uniform and 1,153 for his collegiate career. Sibert ranks 41st
all-time at UD for most points scored, seventh all-time in most career three-point field goals (163), 10th
in three-point field goal percentage (.384), and 10th
for highest steal average for a career (1.26 spg).
Even though his career at UD was just two seasons, Sibert’s clutch shots will be forever remembered in UD lore. He began his career at UD Arena with a game-winning shot three-pointer to beat IPFW 81-80 and ended his UD Arena career with a game-winning three to beat Boise State 56-55 in the NCAA Tournament First Four.
After those two game-winning baskets, Flyer fans will remember the long three-pointer that Sibert made from the right wing against Syracuse in the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. That three gave UD a 52-46 lead with 50 seconds left. Dayton went on to win that game 55-53 en route to the school’s first Sweet 16 in 30 years.
Sibert was the only senior on the 2014-15 Dayton Flyers team where he earned First Team All-Atlantic 10, First Team NABC All-District, was part of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off All-Tournament Team, and shared the Team MVP Award with Dyshawn Pierre.
Sibert led the Flyers in scoring (16.1), minutes (34.4), three pointers (80) FT% (.788, 145-of-184) and steals (62). He was also third on the team in rebounding (3.3).
Sibert had an historic 2014-15 season where he scored a total of 579 points, which was the 16th
highest mark in a single season in school history and the most since Brian Roberts scored 627 during the 2007-08 season. Sibert’s 80 three-pointers was also good enough for the sixth highest total in a season, and his 62 steals were the fourth best mark for a season in school history.
Sibert proved to be very durable for the Flyers as he played in all 73 games in his UD career and played the most minutes in a single season in 2014-15 (1,215, 33.8 mpg).
Off the court, he was the basketball team representative on UD’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.2013-14
Jordan Sibert led UD and ranked 21st
in the Atlantic 10 in scoring (451 points, 12.2 ppg). He also led the team and ranked third in the A10 in three-point percentage (.426), and was the Flyers’ leader and third in the A10 in three-pointers made (83-of-195). Sibert ranked second on the team in steals (30) and third in minutes (963, 26.0 mpg), and free throws made (74-of-104).
Sibert scored in double-figures 24 times and topped the 20-point mark six times for UD during the 2013-2014 season. In the opener against IPFW, Sibert buried the game-winning three-pointer to win the game for the Flyers 81-80. He finished with 10 points and two steals in that contest.
At Georgia Tech, Sibert scored 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and added a career-high six rebounds. In the opener of the Maui Invitational vs. Gonzaga, Sibert scored a career-high 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. In the semifinal of the Maui Invitational against Baylor, Sibert scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three.
Sibert netted 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting vs. USC and scored 15 points on 5-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Against Saint Joseph’s at home, Sibert shot 6-of-14 from the three en route to 21 points. He shot 8-of-11 at George Mason for a total of 19 points. Against La Salle, Sibert scored 17 points as he shot 5-of-8 from the three.
At Duquesne, Sibert tallied 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field. At home vs. UMass, he tied a career-high with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Sibert netted 14 points at Saint Louis and vs. Fordham in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Against his former team, Ohio State, Sibert scored nine points and hauled in five rebounds. In the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament, Sibert scored 10 points and corralled four rebounds vs. Syracuse. In the Sweet 16 against Stanford, he tallied 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.
Sibert sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
At Ohio State
Sibert played in 24 games on OSU’s Final Four team in 2011-12, averaging 11.4 minutes, 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds. He played in a total of 49 games in two seasons for the Buckeyes. His career high in scoring was 12 points against Northwestern on Dec. 28, 2011.
As a senior at Princeton High School in 2010, he was named the Ohio’s Gatorade Player of the Year. He averaged 18.7 points a game and was also Associated Press Southwest Ohio Division I Player of Year and Associated Press First Team All-Ohio. Princeton was 19-5 and advanced to the regional semifinals in 2010, after finishing 25-2 with a two-point loss in the state championship game to a Jared Sullinger-led Columbus Northland team. Sibert scored 21 points in that game, and averaged 13.3 ppg. as a junior.
He was ranked as the 39th best recruit nationally and the seventh best shooting guard in 2010 by Rivals.com.
Coach Archie Miller was a member of Thad Matta’s staff at OSU when Sibert originally committed to the Buckeyes. Flyer assistant Kevin Kuwik was also on the Buckeyes’ staff during Sibert’s freshman year.
Full name: Jordan Sibert
Son of: Sheila and Scott Sibert
Birthday: August 1, 1992
Major: General Studies
Siblings: Logan (30), Scott Jr. (25) and Gennise (24)
High School Coach: Josh Andrews
AAU Team: All-Ohio Red
Career Goal: Play in the NBA and be a college coach
Why I Chose UD: My brother Logan went to school at UD, and I’ve known Coach Miller for a long time.
Dayton Career Highs
Points: 23, vs. Gonzaga (11/25/13); UMass (3/1/14)
Rebounds: 6, at Georgia Tech (11/20/13); at Illinois State (12/7/13)
Assists: 4, Murray State (12/29/13)
Steals: 4, at Saint Louis (3/5/14)
Blocks: 1, Four Times
FGs Made: 8, at Georgia Tech (11/20/13); vs. Gonzaga (11/25/13); at George Mason (2/5/14)
FT Made: 6, Central Michigan (12/14/13)
Minutes: 36, at Georgia Tech (11/20/13); at Duquesne (2/22/14)
Gene Joseph (1950-52), Chris Harris (1952-55), Dick Bogenrife (1955-58), Stan Greenburg (1958-62), Ralph Steffano (1962-63), Stan Greenberg (1963-64), Jerry Gottschall (1977-70), Don Fritz (1970-71), Ted Sizemore (1971-72), Danny Jones (1974-75), Doug Harris (1975-79), Bill Crotty (1985-89), Alex Robertson (1989-94), Stephen Bamigbola (1998-2000), Luke Hendrick (2006-09), Dennis Williams (2011-12)