DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played one season of college basketball for Texas A&M University before being selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft with the 35th overall pick.
Jordan is a three-time All-NBA and two-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, and has twice led the league in rebounding.
In 2017, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time.
As of July 2021, Jordan holds the NBA record for best career field goal percentage at 67.39 percent.
Jordan attended Episcopal High School through his junior year.
Jordan averaged 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks as a sophomore; and 16.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 7.0 blocks as a junior.
Jordan transferred to Christian Life Center Academy for his senior year, where he averaged 26.1 points, 15.2 rebounds, and 8.1 blocks per game.
Coming out of high school, Jordan was rated as the number-eight overall prospect, the number-two center in the country, and the number-one prep player in Texas by Rivals.com.
Jordan was recruited by Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky, and others.
In the summer of 2007, Jordan played for Team USA at the 2007 Under-19 World Championships in Serbia. Jordan played only nine minutes per game.
The team finished second with an 8–1 record.
Before Jordan arrived in College Station, Aggies head basketball coach Billy Gillispie left the school to take the head coaching position at Kentucky.
Jordan chose to honor his commitment to the university.
Jordan started 21 of 35 games in his freshman season at Texas A&M.
He averaged 20 minutes and 1.3 blocks per game.
In those games, he shot a team-high of 61.7 percent in field goals, but a team-low of 43.7 percent in free throws.
Most of his field goals, however, were within a few feet from the basket.
He finished the season averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds.
He made the Big 12 All-Rookie Team for his efforts.
After the season, he declared for the 2008 NBA draft.
Jordan was selected with the 35th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2008 NBA draft.
Due to injuries among the Clippers’ low-post players, Jordan was pushed into the starting lineup for the January 19, 2009 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In his first game as a starter, he recorded six blocks, 10 rebounds, and eight points in 34 minutes of play.
In the January 21, 2009 game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he played 43 minutes and recorded a career-high 23 points.
This included 10 dunks, which had only been accomplished by two others players (Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal) over the past 10 NBA seasons.
Jordan played for Clippers for 10 seasons spanning from 2008-2018.
On July 6, 2018, Jordan signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
To begin the season, Jordan had three straight double-doubles, becoming the first Dallas player since Popeye Jones in 1994 to start a season with three straight.
On January 31, 2019, Jordan was traded to the New York Knicks along with Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews and two future first round draft picks in exchange for Kristaps Porziņģis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee.
On July 6, 2019, the Brooklyn Nets signed Jordan to a reported four-year contract worth $40 million.
On September 3, 2021, Jordan was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Sekou Doumbouya and Jahlil Okafor, and he was waived by the Pistons on September 7.
On September 9, Jordan signed with the Los Angeles Lakers before joining the 76ers later on
Has DeAndre Jordan ever made a 3?
Throughout his NBA career, DeAndre has made only one 3 pointer.
Height & Age of DeAndre Jordan
He stands at 6 feet 11 inches tall and is 33 years’ old.
He has signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Lakers
Who is DeAndre Jordan’s Wife?
He isn’t married but the player is currently dating his girlfriend, Bethany Gerber.
Does DeAndre Jordan have a ring?
DeAndre Jordan has not won any championships in his career.