Jordan Clarkson Biography
Jordan Clarkson is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before transferring to Missouri he played college basketball for two seasons with Tulsa, where he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Jordan foregone his senior year in college to enter the 2014 NBA draft. He was selected by the Washington Wizards in the second round with the 46th overall pick and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. During his first year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, a rarity for a second-round pick. In 2018 Jordan was traded to the Cavaliers.
Jordan Clarkson Age
Jordan was born on June 7, 1992, in Tampa, Florida, and moved to San Antonia, Texas. He is 28 years old.
Jordan Clarkson Height
Jordan stands at a height of 1.96 m.
Jordan Clarkson Family
Clarkson was born in Tampa, Florida, and moved to San Antonio, Texas around the age of six. He is the son to Mike Clarkson and Annette Davis. He is a Filipino American; while his father is an American (African-American), his mother, is from the Philippines.
His father, Mike Clarkson, and his mother, Annette Davis, got a divorce when Jordan was still young. Jordan whose mother hails from Pampanga, Philippines, has pointed out that he is very proud to be half Filipino. After his parent’s divorce, he got to be closer to his mom and grandmother who taught him more about the Filipino culture.
Jordan remembered growing up in poverty even when his parents were still together. He has one sibling a brother who is known as Bear Clarkson.
His father has been suffering from a form of cancer known as carcinoma which affects the lower back around the spine since 2015.
Jordan Clarkson Education
Jordan went to Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio. In his second year, he averaged 10 points per game while earning honorable mention all-district accolades. , He averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game as a junior, leading his team to a 32-8 record and the Class 5A state semi-finals.
Jordan signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at the University of Tulsa on November 11, 2009. During his senior, he averaged 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds 3.4 assists, and 2.1 steals, leading his team to a 38-2 record and a semi-final loss in the state championship. Jordan was named San Antonio High School Player of the Year.
Jordan Clarkson Girlfriend
Jordan dated Kendall Jenner from 2016 to 2017. The dating rumor between the two began after they were spotted at Coachella. Though it is not clear how the two met, it is known that the basketballer has been close to models and has dated a number of them in the past.
Nevertheless, Jordan and Jenner did not get to last long before they went their ways, and it was after this that he was linked to Bella Hadid. In response to the report that she was dating him, the model replied with the question “I am?”.
Jordan Clarkson Trade
Jordan was traded, along with Larry Nance Jr., to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Isaiah Thomas on February 8, 2018, Channing Frye, and a 2018 first-round draft pick. Three days later in his debut for the Cavaliers, Jordan scored 17 points in a 121–99 win over the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers reached the 2018 NBA Finals, where they were defeated in four games by the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan scored 28 points in a 113–106 win over the New York Knicks on December 12, 2018.
Jordan Clarkson Net Worth
With his progressive career, Jordan has an estimated net worth of $10 million and living his lavish life.
Jordan Clarkson Salary
Jordan from his current team earns $12.5 million and his total career earnings are above $37.914 million.
Jordan Clarkson Contract
Jordan signed a 4 year / $50,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $50,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,500,000. In 2018-19, Jordan will earn a base salary of $12,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,500,000 and a dead cap value of $25,937,500.
Jordan Clarkson College Career
Jordan was named to the 2011 Conference USA All-Freshman team in his freshman season at Tulsa. This is after being named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week four times in 2010–11. In 27 games (nine starts), he averaged 11.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.
In his second year season, Jordan was named to the All-Conference USA first team and the NABC All-District 11 team. In 31 games (all starts), he averaged 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 33.9 minutes per game. Jordan transferred to Missouri in May 2012 and eventually sat out the 2012–13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
During his redshirted junior season, Jorda was named to the 2014 All-SEC second team. He was also named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list in January 2014 and won three Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 35.1 minutes per game
Jordan declared for the NBA draft on March 31, 2014, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.
Jordan Clarkson Tattoos
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan underwent a tattoo transformation in the summer of 2018, honoring his family, friends, and those who have helped him on his journey.
Jordan’s upper body is now nearly covered with tattoos honoring his parents, his daughter, and his close childhood friend who passed away. His tattoos serve as a constant reminder of those who have been there for him in not only his basketball career but his personal journey as a man.
Jordan Clarkson Lakers
Jordan on June 26, 2014, was selected with the 46th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. Later he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on draft night for cash considerations and joined the team for the 2014 NBA Summer League.
He signed with the Lakers on August 25, 2014. Jordan received multiple assignments to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League during his rookie season. He did not play for the Lakers for most of the first half of the season. However, Jordan ended up starting 38 games for the Lakers, primarily at point guard and averaged 15.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.2 rebounds as a starter.
He had a season-best game with 30 points and 7 assists in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 24, 2015. Jordan started alongside Jeremy Lin, the two became the first Asian-American starting backcourt in league history. He recorded back-to-back double-doubles on March 30 and April 1. For the season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In the prior 30 years, there had been only four other second-round picks that were named to the first team.
Jordan scored a career-high-tying 30 points in a 120–109 loss to the Denver Nuggets on November 3, 2015. He played for Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge on February 12, 2016, where he recorded 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals in a win over Team World.
He re-signed with the Lakers on a four-year, $50 million contract on July 7, 2016. On October 26, 2016, in the Lakers’ season opener Clarkson scored a team-high 25 points off the bench in a 120–114 win over the Houston Rockets.
Jordan recorded a career-high five steals in a 125–118 win over the Brooklyn Nets on November 15, 2016. The year that followed on March 12, 2017, Jordan tied his career-high with 30 points off the bench in a 118–116 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. In the same year on March 24, he had career highs of 35 points and eight 3-pointers in a 130–119 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jorda scored a season-high 25 points in 26 minutes off the bench in a 100–93 win over the Phoenix Suns on November 13, 2017. He set a new season-high with 33 points in a 99–86 win over the Indiana Pacers on January 19, 2018.
Jordan Clarkson Nba
In 2011, talks were initiated for Clarkson to play for the Philippines men’s national basketball team.
The NBA cleared Clarkson in August 2018, to play for the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian Games that was held from August 18 to September 2, 2018, with a one-time exception. Jordan was able to play for the Philippines for the first time.
Jordan’s first game with the national team was against China in which Jordan led all scorers with 28 points but fell short of the match 82-80. Jordan in his second game with the national team once again led his team with a 25-point performance but could not overcome Korea.
The team bowed out of for a podium finish. Jordan managed to get his first win with the national team, defeating Japan 113–80, in which he scored 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists. He ended the tournament with a win, beating Syria 109 to 55 with a 29-points performance earning the Philippines a fifth-place finish, its best in 16 years.
Jordan Clarkson Nationality
Clarkson has dual citizenship in the Philippines and the United States. His Filipino citizenship is by virtue of ancestral descent. His father Mike Clarkson is African-American, while his mother Annette Davis is of half Filipino descent.
Jordan Clarkson Style
Recently Jordan purchased a $3.2 million house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills. The newly built 5,800-square-foot home has five beds and six bathrooms. It was marked as contingent on April 27 – during the Cavs’ series with Indiana – and officially sold on May 16 during the Cavs’ series with the Celtics.
Jordan Clarkson Injury
Jordan had been out since he suffered a left knee strain against the Denver Nuggets on March 2, but he is ready to return to the lineup.