February 19, 1956 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school||Northrop (Fort Wayne, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 84th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|1981–1982||Montana Golden Nuggets|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Walter Lee Jordan (born February 19, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward born in Perry, Alabama and from Purdue University, Jordan played one season (1980–81) with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He scored 68 points and grabbed 42 rebounds in 30 games.
High school years
He was named to "Top 50″ All-time Northeast Indiana's Athletes of the Century and was inducted into Afro-American Hall of Fame, Ft. Wayne. He was also named by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 1999 Silver Anniversary Team, and inducted into the Hall in 2003.
Jordan was a major star at Purdue University from 1975 through 1978. He was two-time team MVP, three-time All-Big Ten and two time 1st Team All-Big Ten. He led the team in scoring three years, led the team in rebounding two years, and ended with a career average of 17 points a game, ranking him 6th (1,813 ppg) on Purdue's career scoring history. He is also Purdue's 3rd all-time rebounder (882 rbs).
He was a member of the 1977 gold medal winning World University Games team which also featured Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief, Darrell Griffith, Dave Corzine, Calvin Natt and Freeman Williams.