Jordan in 2013
September 29, 1986 |
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school||Jamaica College (Kingston, Jamaica)
Florida Air Academy
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|2011–2012||New York Knicks|
|2013||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2013||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|2015–2016||Jiangsu Monkey King|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jerome Adolphus Jordan (born September 29, 1986) is a Jamaican professional basketball player who last played for Baloncesto Sevilla of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Tulsa and represents the Jamaican national team in international competition.
Jordan was born to parents Bryan and Faith Jordan in Kingston, Jamaica, a city with just two hardwood courts, and it was not until age 16 that Jordan began playing basketball. Stephen Johnston, a former Jamaican national team captain, found a spot for Jordan at Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York, which he attended with his sister, Jheanelle, while his parents stayed in Jamaica. However, after one semester, Bryan withdrew Jerome and Jheanelle from the school and they returned to Kingston.
In his sophomore season, Jordan was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive team and All-Tournament team after a season where he finished second in the conference in rebounds and first in field goal percentage and blocked shots. He also led Golden Hurricane to the 2008 CBI championship and was named the tournament MVP. In 39 games (all starts), he averaged 10.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game.
In his junior season, Jordan was named to the All-Conference USA first team after he earned Player of the Week honors four times. He was also named to the All-Defensive team for the second straight year after his 91 blocked shots gave him the number 1 and 2 positions on the school's single-season blocked shots list. In 36 games (35 starts), he averaged 13.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.
In his senior season, Jordan was named to the All-Conference USA second team and NABC Division I All-District 11 first team. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 15.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 29.8 minutes per game. He finished his career as the only player in Conference USA history to record at least 800 rebounds and 300 blocks, while setting the school and conference record for blocked shots with 333 blocks.
Jordan was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. On July 8, 2010, his rights were traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for cash considerations. 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.
On July 11, 2012, Jordan was traded, along with Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson and two future second-round draft picks, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Marcus Camby. On July 18, 2012, he was waived by the Rockets. The next day, he joined the New York Knicks for the final two games of the 2012 NBA Summer League.
On December 18, 2012, Jordan was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. On February 4, 2013, he was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
In July 2013, Jordan joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the New York Knicks for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 16, 2013, he signed with Virtus Bologna of Italy for the 2013–14 season.
On October 11, 2015, Jordan signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. However, he was waived by the Pelicans on October 16 before appearing in a game with them. On December 15, he signed with Jiangsu Monkey King of China for the 2015–16 CBA season. After the end of the Chinese regular season, on February 20, he signed with Baloncesto Sevilla of Spain for the rest of the 2015–16 ACB season.
NBA career statistics
|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|
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- "NBA bound - Tulsa's Jordan drafted by Milwaukee Bucks". Jamaica-Star.com. June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010.
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- "2011-12 Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- "Rockets Make Trades Official". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- "Rockets waive Jon Leuer and Jerome Jordan". InsideHoops.com. July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- "2012 Summer League Statistics – Jerome Jordan". NBA.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- "Memphis Grizzlies add Michael Dunigan, Ronald Dupree, Jarrid Famous, Jerome Jordan, D.J. Kennedy to training camp". InsideHoops.com. September 29, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Memphis Grizzlies waive Ronald Dupree, Jerome Jordan, Ronald Murray". InsideHoops.com. October 27, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "BIGHORNS ACQUIRE JEROME JORDAN". NBA.com. December 18, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- "2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced". NBA.com. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "D-Fenders Trade for Jerome Jordan". NBA.com. February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Talk 'N Text taps ex-Knick Jerome Jordan to replace Donnell Harvey". Intearksyon.com. April 10, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
- "Virtus Bologna officially signs Jerome Jordan". Sportando.com. September 16, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
- "Brooklyn Nets Sign Jerome Jordan". NBA.com. September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Pelicans sign Jerome Jordan". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Pelicans Waive Jerome Jordan". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- "Jerome Jordan joins Jiangsu Tongxi". Asia-Basket.com. December 15, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
- "Jerome Jordan inks with Sevilla". Sportando.com. February 20, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.