Utah will retire the jersey variety of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe, finest buddies and teammates who died inside 9 months of one another, and honor their legacies in a ceremony throughout Saturday’s recreation towards UCLA.
They would be the first gamers in program historical past to have their quantity — No. 22 — retired.
Jordan wore the quantity throughout his freshman season for the Utes in 2020, when he was named the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the 12 months. He died on Christmas Day, the results of an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot.
Lowe switched his quantity from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his good friend and was the recipient of the primary Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship in August. The 2 have been additionally teammates at West Mesquite Excessive in Texas.
Lowe was killed on Sept. 26 at a home social gathering in Salt Lake Metropolis. A 22-year-old man, Buk M. Buk, was arrested and charged with aggravated homicide, tried homicide and felony discharge of a firearm.
At a memorial service on Oct. 11, Lowe was laid in his Utes uniform in an open casket. A big Utah U was proven behind him together with his uniform quantity. A scholarship has additionally been created in his reminiscence.