Jordan Bartlett leaves NU, plans to stay in the UAAP

Jordan Bartlett is leaving the NU Bulldogs after only one year with the team. The Fil-Am point guard announced his decision on Twitter.

He took the time to thank the Bulldogs coaching staff and management for the opportunity given to him as well as the NU fans for their support in his first year in the country.

In a report by the FYBA (Filipino-American Basketball Association) of Metro DC, He decided to leave the Bulldogs after “lengthy consideration” during the holidays. “We just didn’t feel that NU was a good fit for me as a basketball player,” Bartlett said. According to the report, while he believed that NU had a good program in place, he didn’t feel that he would be able to reach his full potential if he stayed with the team.

He is leaving NU in good terms. “I had a good talk with Coach Jamike”, Bartlett said, “and he has assured me that he would help to make any transfer go as smoothly as possible.” Bartlett is back in the US but plans to return to Manila to for training.

SLAM PH’s Karlo Lovenia reached out to Bartlett to ask about his future plans. This is what he had to say:

Not sure yet Karlo. But I’m looking to set up a few workouts in the next month to month and a half and make a decision as soon as possible. But I definitely want to stay in the UAAP.

In Season 80, Bartlett played 11.3 minutes per game in all of NU’s 14 games. He averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. His breakout game was in the first round against the La Salle Green Archers. In the high-scoring affair, Bartlett broke out with 23 points.