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Jordan DeAndre is a professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets in the National Basket Association (NBA). At Texas A&M University where he went to college, he played one season of basketball before being the 35th in the overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft of 2008.
His first team was the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan is a defensive player and thus is a two time NBA All-Defensive Team member. He is a strong rebounder with an impressive 10.1 rebounds per game in his career.
He is also known to be an excellent post-defender who average 1.8 blocks per game. His defensive play has been compared to NBA greats like Bill Russel who is the greatest defender of the game. He has led the lead goal percentage in the league for 5 seasons.
Jordan has been considered one of the most reliable players in the NBA. While most players stay off the court quite a number of times in their careers due to injuries, Jordan has played 360 straight games at one point.
Jordan attended Episcopal High School, in Bellaire, Texas. Through his junior year, Jordan averaged 15 points, 4 blocks, and 12 rebounds. Jordan was then transferred to Christian Life Center Academy in his second year where he averaged impressively with 26.1 points, 15.2 rebounds and 8.1 blocks per game.
His career-high average at Christian Life Center Academy was 37 points in a game. He is also the record holder for the most blocks ever in Christian Life Centre Academy with 20.
As a freshman, he started with Texas A&M. There he averaged 1.3 blocks per game and shot a team-high of 61.7 percent in field goals. He finished the season with an average of 7.9 points and 6 rebounds. Jordan is well known for his incredible athletic physique, defensive potential, and an extraordinary upside.
Jordan turned professional in 2008 and the first team he played for was the Los Angeles Clippers. In his first game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, he recorded 6 blocks, 8 points, and 10 rebounds in just 34 minutes of gameplay.
On January 21, 2009, he recorded a career-high of 23 points. This included 10 dunks which are also a record of sorts since the feat has been accomplished by only 2 other players in the past 10 NBA seasons.
In 2011, the Golden State Warriors got Jordan to sign a 4-year contract with them worth $43 million. However, he didn’t play with them as the Los Angeles Clippers matched the amount and retained him. Later that year, in a game against the Golden State Warriors, Jordan recorded a career-high of 8 blocks and won the game 105-86.
Jordan’s career saw a new low in the 2012-13 season when his free throw percentage dropped drastically from 52.5% to 38.6%. Nevertheless, he compensated by leading the league in field goal percentage of 64.3%
Jordan’s impressive streak continued on to the 2013-14 season when he scored a career-high 25 point to assist his team win against the Dallas Mavericks, 119-112. With 13.6 rebounds per game that year, he ended the season as the leagues rebounding leader.
Jordan is a self-proclaimed practicing Christian. He publicly speaks of his faith and his relationship with Christ. Among the many tattoos on him, one is a quote from the Bible that says, ‘’Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth”. He has a cross tattoo on his left arm and a part of the Serenity Prayer tattooed on his right arm.
Jordan’s younger brother Avery Jordan is a professional football player who plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
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