Thomas Jordan (basketball)

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Thomas Jordan
Personal information
Born (1968-05-23) May 23, 1968 (age 52)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolLake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)
CollegeOklahoma State (1988–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
Playing career1988–2003
PositionPower forward
Number55, 50
Career history
1988Eczacıbaşı SK
1989–1990Atenas Córdoba
1990Deportivo San Andrés
1990–1992A.E.K. Athens
1993Philadelphia 76ers
1993Gigantes de Carolina
1993Olimpia Milano
1993–1994CB Zaragoza
1996Saski Baskonia
1996–1997Atenas Córdoba
1998Cangrejeros de Santurce
1998S.S. Felice Scandone
1999Brooklyn Kings
1999Mets de Guaynabo
2000Gimnasia La Plata
2002–2003BK Skonto
Career highlights and awards
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Thomas Edward Jordan (born May 23, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1988 to 2003.[1][2][3][4][5]

Jordan played college basketball at Oklahoma State University. He was ineligible as a freshman in 1987–88, and in his sophomore year, he averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.[6] Jordan's decision to leave college early to play professionally was due to a lack of team chemistry.[6]

Jordan said that he never "enjoyed" basketball, he only "played it."[7] He used the sport as a means to get a free college education, and any desires of playing professionally was not necessarily his goal.[7] In October 1998, Jordan said, "If the air blew up the ball, I'm not going to cry. Don't get me wrong, I won't turn down a pro career if that comes, but I'm not counting on it."[7] He then went on to play for 14 years in six different countries after his sophomore year in 1988–89.

Jordan also played in the National Basketball Association. In April 1993, Jordan was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia 76ers, and played in the final four games of the 1992–93 season averaging 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.[8]


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  2. ^ "Thomas Jordan". Liga ACB. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Thomas Jordan #50". Lega Basket. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Jordan, Thomas". Baloncesto Superior Nacional. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Thomas Jordan". Turkish Basketball League. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Bembry, Jerry (April 23, 1993). "If NBA is a dream, Thomas Jordan is for real Ex-Lake Clifton star suddenly a 76er". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Kensler, Tom (October 26, 1998). "Reluctant Poke O-State's Jordan Stands 6-10, And He Doesn't Like Basketball". News Oklahoma. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "76ers Seek Their Own Jordan Forward Thomas Jordan Is Expected Join The Team In Time To Face Chicago Tonight". April 20, 1993. Retrieved November 2, 2016.