Jordan Nwora is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player. At the 2019 FIBA World Cup, qualifiers in Lagos, Jordan and his father became the first Nigerian son and father to represent the Nigerian national team at the same time.
Jordan Nwora Personal Life
Jordan Nwora was born on 9 September 1998 in Buffalo, New York, United States to a Nigerian father named Alexander Nwora, a basketball coach, and an American mother Amy Nwora. Jordan has three siblings, Ronni, Caeli, and Lex, who are also in basketball.
Jordan’s father helped him to improve in basketball. At the 2019 FIBA World Cup, qualifiers in Lagos, Jordan and his father became the first Nigerian son and father to represent the Nigerian national team at the same time.
Jordan Nwora Career
Nwora joined the Louisville Cardinals in 2018. In his first season, he averaged 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game.
In his sophomore season, Nwora became the team’s regular starter for six seasons. He averaged 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He became the second MVP of the NCAA and MVP of the ACC.
He was named ACC Preseason Player of the Year. On January 29, 2020, Nwora scored a career-high 37 points and added nine rebounds in an 86–69 win against Boston College. At the end of the regular season, Nwora was named to the All-ACC First Team and finished second in the Tre Jones Player of the Year voting. As a junior, Nwora averaged 18 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from the field. After the season, he declared for the 2020 NBA draft.
The Milwaukee Bucks selected Nwora with the 45th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. On November 24, 2020, the Bucks announced that they had signed Nwora. He was assigned to the Salt Lake City Stars for the start of the NBA G League season and made his debut on February 10, 2021. Three days later, he was waived by the Stars due to an ankle injury. On May 16, Nwora finished his rookie season with a career-high 34 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 blocks on 14–23 shooting in a 118–112 loss to the Chicago Bulls. In the new season, Nwora became an NBA champion, helping the Bucks defeat the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. On December 18, 2021, Nwora had a season-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in a 119–90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On February 9, 2023, Nwora was traded to the Indiana Pacers along with George Hill and Serge Ibaka in a four-team deal involving the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns. Nwora joins Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, and Jalen Smith on the Pacers, all selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. He made his Pacers debut on February 13 with 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 123–117 loss to the Utah Jazz. On February 25, Nwora had 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in an 8–12 win over the Orlando Magic. On March 13, Nwora had 20 points, four rebounds, and two assists against the Detroit Pistons. On March 25 against the Atlanta Hawks, Nwora scored a Pacers season-high 33 points and added six rebounds in the loss. He scored 25 of his 33 points in the second quarter, setting the Pacers regular season record for most points scored in a quarter since tracking began in the 1996–97 NBA season.
Nwora participated in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in June 2018 after being invited by his father, Alexander Nwora, who is the head coach of the team. He recorded an average of 21.7 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists during the tournament. In the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos, Nwora scored 36 points against Mali, becoming Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer and surpassing Ike Diogu’s record of 31 points.
During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nwora scored 33 points in Nigeria’s opening-round loss to Germany. He emerged as Nigeria’s top scorer at the tournament, with an average of 21 points per game.
Jordan Nwora Stat
Jordan Nwora Relationship
The basketball star is currently unmarried. He keeps his personal life secret so there is no information present publicly about his relationship.
Jordan Nwora Jersey
Jordan currently plays as a small forward for the Bucks and wears jersey number 13. Before Jordan, 8 other players used this number. Some iconic ones are Glenn Robinson who wore this number for 7 long years ie. from 1995 to 2002 and another was Luke Ridnour who wore this number for 5 long years ie. from 2009 to 2014.
Jordan Nwora Education
He completed his schooling at Amherst Central High School and later transferred to The Park School of Buffalo followed by Vermont Academy. He attended the University Of Louisville from 2017 to 2020.
Jordan Nwora Net Worth
He has a net worth of $7 million. He earns via brand endorsement and basketball contract.
Jordan Nwora Contract
Jordan has a net worth of $6 million. He is under a contract with the Indiana Pacers for $5,800,000 with an annual salary of $2,900,000.
Jordan Nwora Instagram Account
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Jordan Nwora Physical Stats
|Height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
Jordan Nwora Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Jordan Ifeanyi Nwora|
|Date of Birth||9 September 1998|
|Birthplace||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Nationality||Nigerian / American|
|Siblings||Ronni, Caeli, and Lex|
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