Walter Jordan

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Walter Jordan
Personal information
Born (1956-02-19) February 19, 1956 (age 61)
Perry, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Northrop (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College Purdue (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 84th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 1978–1986
Position Small forward
Number 40
Career history
1978–1979 Washington Lumberjacks
1979–1980 Utica Olympics
1980 Hawaii Volcanos
1980–1981 Cleveland Cavaliers
1981–1982 Montana Golden Nuggets
1982–1983 Miñón Valladolid
1983 Joventut Badalona
1983–1984 Detroit Spirits
1984–1985 Toronto Tornados
1985–1986 Albany Patroons
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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[edit]

Jordan led Northrop High School, in (Fort Wayne, Indiana), to the single-class 1974 Indiana state basketball championship, under the guidance of Robert Dille.[1]

He was named to "Top 50″ All-time Northeast Indiana's Athletes of the Century[2] 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.[3]

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

In addition to his NBA season, Jordan played in the Spanish League for two seasons; the CBA for four seasons; and the WBA for one season. He was named 1st Team, All-WBA for the 1978–79 season.

Current activities[edit]

Currently, Jordan lives in Atlanta where he is Executive Director/coach of Team Impact, Inc., an amateur youth basketball program.[4][5]