It was tough for Jason Jordan coming to the SAC tournament for three years and only watching.
Jordan grew up in Fort Wayne but played for three years at Canterbury.
Finally for his senior season, the guard moved over to Northrop and made the most of his one and only chance at the conference tournament by helping the Bruins to the title in a 78-74 win over three-time defending champion Bishop Luers on Thursday at Wayne.
"I always wanted to play in the SAC tournament," said Jordan, who scored 25 points in the title game. "I have been watching it since I was about eight years old. I grew up in Fort Wayne like most of the people here. It is one of the main events of the year, and I am a ballplayer so I wanted to play in it.
"It ached me because I came every year for three years. I was like I have got to get in there. I did, and I wanted to capitalize on the one opportunity I had."
Jordan has paired with the Scott twins, Bryson and Brenton, to give the Bruins (8-1) a three-headed monster in the backcourt.
Bryson Scott had 15 points and nine rebounds, while Brenton had eight points and five assists vs. the Knights.
"I knew about half the team before I came here, so it has went well," Jordan said of transitioning to the team. "I just had to find out what was my purpose for the team and make them better. I was coming into a program that was already established and find my role."
It was Northrop's first SAC tournament title in 19 years.