Jared Jordan
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Personal information
Born (1984-10-14) October 14, 1984 (age 37)
Hartford, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolKingswood-Oxford School
(West Hartford, Connecticut)
CollegeMarist (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career2007–2020
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2007–2008Lietuvos rytas
2008–2009Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2009–2010Telekom Baskets Bonn
2010–2011Kolossos Rodou
2011–2014Telekom Baskets Bonn
2014Brose Baskets
2014–2015San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
2015–2018Tigers Tübingen
2019–2020CSU Sibiu
Career highlights and awards

Jared Ahern Jordan (born October 14, 1984) is a former American professional basketball player for various teams in Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He last played for CSU Sibiu of the Liga Națională in Romania during the 2019–20 season.

College career

Jordan, who graduated from Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2003,[1] became the point guard for the Marist College basketball team until his graduation in 2007. Wearing #25, and nicknamed "The Magician",[2] he led the nation for two years in a row in assists, the only NCAA Division I player to do so since Avery Johnson, the former head coach of the New Jersey Nets. Jordan averaged 8.5 assists, 16.1 points, and 4.8 rebounds per game as a junior at Marist, and 8.7 assists, 17.2 points, and 5.9 rebounds per game as a senior. He became the all-time career assists leader at Marist, a record that still stands as of 2021.

He won the 74th Haggerty Award as the 2006-07 All-Met Division I men's college basketball player of the year.[3]

Professional career

On June 28, 2007, Jordan was selected 45th in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then played in the 2007 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, in which he averaged 4.2 points and 4.8 assists in five games (all starts).[4]

On September 30, the Clippers traded him to the New York Knicks for cash.[4] Jordan played a total of eight minutes in three preseason games for the Knicks, who waived him on October 25.

On December 3, Jordan signed a contract with BC Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.[5] He was released from the team after the season ended.

In July 2008, the Phoenix Suns announced that Jordan would play in the team's 2008 NBA Summer League games.[6] Coming off the bench in five games, he averaged 3.2 points, 2.6 assists and 14.6 minutes.[7]

On September 27, 2008, the New Orleans Hornets signed Jordan to a non-guaranteed training camp contract.[8] The guard played in two games and averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 assists in preseason play. On October 22, the team cut him from its roster.[9]

On December 17, 2008, Jordan signed on with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, an NBA Development League team based in Hidalgo, Texas.[10] He played his first game in a Vipers uniform the following day, notching two assists in an 89-80 victory over the Tulsa 66ers.[11] Over the season, he led the league in assists per 48 minutes (13.7) and ranked second in assists per game (8.8) and assists per turnover (3.29). He set the Vipers' record for assists in a game (21 in a 122-116 victory over Fort Wayne on Feb. 26).[7]

On June 30, 2009, the Golden State Warriors announced that he would play for their 2009 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.[12]

In mid-summer 2009, Jordan signed a one-year contract to play for Telekom Baskets Bonn in Germany,[13] where he averaged 9.0 points and 5.3 assists per game in the BBL.

In September 2010 he signed with Colossus Rhodes in Greece.[14]

In July 2011, Jordan returned to Telekom Baskets Bonn under a two-season contract.[15] He left them in February 2014, and signed with Brose Baskets for the rest of the season with an option for next year.[16]

In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC of the Spanish Liga ACB.[17]

On August 6, 2015, Jordan signed with JDA Dijon of the French LNB Pro A league.[18] However, the next month he left Dijon before appearing in a game for them.[19] On November 15, 2015, he signed a short-term contract with the German club Tigers Tübingen.[20] On December 23, 2015, he re-signed with Tübingen until the end of the 2016–17 season.[21]

Since February 25, 2017, Jordan has led the BBL's all-time assists list. With his 1,458th assist, he passed the previous record holder, Dru Joyce.[22]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Jared Jordan". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2007-06-04.
  2. ^ "The Bonus: The legend of Jared Jordan". SportsIllustrated.CNN.com. 2007-05-25. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
  3. ^ "Jordan To Appear Twice On ESPNU At NBA's Predraft Camp". CSTV.com. 2007-05-29. Archived from the original on 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2007-06-04.
  4. ^ a b "Knicks Get Rights to Ex-Marist Star Jordan". NBA.com. 2007-09-30. Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  5. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas signs Jared Jordan". Euroleague.net. December 4, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  6. ^ azcentral.com[dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Vipers guard Jordan to play in NBA Summer League | league, nba, jordan - Sports - TheMonitor.com". www.themonitor.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-06.
  8. ^ "HORNETS SIGN JARED JORDAN AND COURTNEY SIMS TO TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. September 26, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ Reid, John (2008-10-23). "Hornets release Sims, Jordan". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  10. ^ "Wednesday's Sports Transactions". USA Today. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  11. ^ "Bangura Leads Vipers Past 66ers". Our Sports Central. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  12. ^ "Warriors Announce 2009 Summer League Roster & Schedule". NBA.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  13. ^ "Telekom Bonn brings in Jared Jordan". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 7, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  14. ^ "Kolossos Rhodes signs Jared Jordan". Archived from the original on 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  15. ^ Carchia, E. (2011-06-08). "Jared Jordan torna a Bonn" [Jared Jordan returns to Bonn]. Sportando.basketball (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  16. ^ Carchia, E. (27 February 2014). "Brose Baskets Bamberg announced Jared Jordan". Sportando.basketball. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  17. ^ "JARED JORDAN, NUEVO FICHAJE DEL GBC". gipuzkoabasket.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  18. ^ Carchia, E. (2015-08-06). "Jared Jordan Inks with JDA Dijon". Sportando.basketball. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  19. ^ Carchia, E. (2015-09-29). "JDA Dijon parts ways with Jared Jordan, targets Derwin Kitchen". Sportando.basketball. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  20. ^ Carchia, E. (2015-11-15). "Jared Jordan signs a two-month contract with Tubingen Walter-Tigers". Sportando.basketball. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  21. ^ "Eine gute Nachricht! Jared Jordan bleibt bis Mitte 2017 in Tübingen" (in German). 2015-12-23. Archived from the original on 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  22. ^ "Jared Jordan führt Assist-Bestenliste an". basketball.de-Redaktion (in German). 2017-02-26. Archived from the original on 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-02-26.