Jerome Jordan

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Jerome Jordan
Jerome Jordan Knicks.jpg
Jordan in 2013
No. 23 – Virtus Bologna
Position Center
League Italian League
Personal information
Born (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 27)
Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school Jamaica College (Kingston, Jamaica)
Florida Air Academy (Melbourne, Florida)
College Tulsa (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Hemofarm (Serbia)
2011 Krka (Slovenia)
2011–2012 New York Knicks
2012 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2012–2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2013 Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
2013–present Virtus Bologna (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jerome Jordan (born September 29, 1986) is a Jamaican professional basketball player who currently plays for Virtus Bologna of the Lega Basket Serie A.

College career[edit]

Jordan selected Tulsa over North Florida and Stetson, enrolling in the 2006–07 school year.[1]

In the 2007–08 season, Jordan finished second in Conference USA in rebounds and first in field goal percentage and blocked shots. Jordan's eight blocks against ECU tied a Conference USA Tournament record, set by Cincinnati's Kenyon Martin in the 1998 tournament. Also his 21 blocks in four Conference USA Tournament games set a new tournament record.[2] Jordan was rewarded with being named to the Conference USA All-Defense team.[3] Jordan led the Golden Hurricane to the 2008 CBI championship and was named the tournament MVP.[4][5]

In the 2008–09 season, Jordan finished 2nd in Conference USA in rebounds and 1st in field goal percentage and blocked shots. He was rewarded with being named 1st team all-conference [6] On April 10, 2009, Jordan announced that he would returning for his senior season at Tulsa citing that "I think I was ready (for the NBA draft), but still have things I need to work on to become better."[7] Jordan was named the preseason 2009–10 Conference USA Player of the Year.[8]

Jordan owns the Conference USA career blocks record.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jordan was drafted 44th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft.[9] On July 8, 2010, his rights were traded to the New York Knicks. He joined the Knicks for the 2010 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he signed with KK Hemofarm of Serbia for the 2010–11 season.

In July 2011, he signed with BC Krka of Slovenia.[10] After the 2011 NBA lockout ended in December 2011, he left Slovenia and returned to the United States. On December 13, 2011, he signed with the Knicks.[9] On January 17, 2012, the Knicks assigned Jordan to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.[11] On January 23, 2012, the Knicks recalled Jordan from the BayHawks.[12] He was reassigned on March 2, 2012, recalled on March 8, 2012, and reassigned once more on April 10, 2012.[13][14][15] He played his first career playoff game against the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

On July 11, 2012, Jordan was traded to the Houston Rockets along with teammates Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson and two future draft picks for Marcus Camby.[16] He was waived by the Rockets on July 18, 2012.[9]

On December 18, 2012, Jordan was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[17] On February 4, 2013, Jordan was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[18]

On February 25, 2013, Jordan was traded to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[19] In April 2013, he joined the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters of the Philippines.[20]

On September 16, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Virtus Bologna.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 New York 21 0 5.1 .515 .000 .800 1.3 .2 .0 .3 2.0
Career 21 0 5.1 .515 .000 .800 1.3 .2 .0 .3 2.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 New York 1 0 4.0 .500 .000 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 1 0 4.0 .500 .000 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Associated Press. Seven-footer Jordan makes name for self at Tulsa, ESPN, February 25, 2010.
  2. ^ 2007–2008: Conference Leaders. – Conference USA.
  3. ^ Bailey, Eric. – "C-USA Notebook: Jordan honored". – Tulsa World. – March 12, 2008.
  4. ^ "Tulsa 70 – Bradley 64". – Associated Press. – (c/o ESPN – ESPN.com.) – April 4, 2008.
  5. ^ Player Bio: Jerome Jordan. – Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
  6. ^ "Tulsa's Jordan and Uzoh Earn Conference USA Honors".
  7. ^ Bailey, Eric. – "Jordan's return is Big Boost". – Tulsa World. – April 11, 2009.
  8. ^ Klein, John. Jordan helps TU find its fortitude, Tulsa World, March 12, 2010.
  9. ^ a b c Jerome Jordan Player Profile – RealGM
  10. ^ KRKA updates roster with Balazic, Baxter & Jordan
  11. ^ http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/knicksblog/knicks_send_jordan_lin_to_league_3LjtJIXjiHxgwmS4mBBrKI
  12. ^ http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/knicksblog/knicks_recall_jordan_lin_d512YrdSDdCEqfXaovDbJM
  13. ^ Knicks reassign Jerome Jordan to Erie BayHawks
  14. ^ Knicks Recall Jerome Jordan From D-League
  15. ^ Former University of Tulsa star Jerome Jordan reassigned by New York Knicks to Erie BayHawks
  16. ^ "Rockets Make Trades Official". NBA.com. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  17. ^ BIGHORNS ACQUIRE JEROME JORDAN
  18. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced
  19. ^ D-Fenders Trade for Jerome Jordan
  20. ^ Talk ‘N Text taps ex-Knick Jerome Jordan to replace Donnell Harvey
  21. ^ "Virtus Bologna officially signs Jerome Jordan". Sportando.net. September 16, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.