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Jordan Peele thanks all the people confusing him for NCAA hero Jordan Poole

It’s been a great month for people named Jordan P.

First, Jordan Peele was one of the most prominent figures at the Academy Awards, where he won an Oscar for “Get Out,” the Best Picture nominee that he wrote and directed.

Then Michigan freshman Jordan Poole hit a buzzer-beating three on Saturday night to beat Houston and lift the Wolverines into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Both men are obviously different people — heck, Peele is more than twice Poole’s age — but the similarity of their names had plenty of people doing double takes as Poole hit the headlines.

That crop included Peele’s “Get Out” co-star Bradley Whitford.


Though most if not all of them were joking, so many people “congratulated” Peele on the Michigan victory that he felt compelled to thank everyone on Sunday afternoon.


Here’s a sampling of the messages that Peele received.





No word on if Poole received similar congratulations for his Oscar a few weeks ago.

Or if he’s been working on his acting, writing and directing if this whole basketball thing doesn’t work out.

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Jordan Poole and Jordan Peele are actually two different people. (Getty Images)