The Philippine-American star Jordan Clarkson is one of the popular stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a professional basketball player and as at the time of this report, he plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, after having made the draft in 2014.
Since then he has remained an important player for the team. Since he played for other clubs before joining the Cavaliers, you can find out all about his career and private life here.
Jordan Clarkson Early Life and Rise to Fame
The Cavaliers Guard was born on 7 June 1992 in Tampa, Florida. He grew up here for a while before his family later moved to San Antonio.
Jordan received his high school education at Karen Wagner College. After he finished, he went to the University of Tulsa before being transferred to the University of Missouri in 2013. His college career has been instrumental in several accomplishments, including promotion to the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2011 and the first Team All-C-USA in 2012, and was named the second Team All-SEC in 2014.
As has obviously been mentioned before, he had a very successful college career at both universities, and for this reason, he made it and was selected for the 2014 NBA Draft.
He then became the only second player of Philippine descent since 1978 to play in the National Basketball Association, the first being Raymond Townsend, who played until 1982.
After the Washington Wizards selected him, they immediately switched him to the Los Angeles Lakers, and that’s where he started his professional runs. At the end of his first season, he made it as one of the All-Rookie First Teams of the NBA. This was all the more significant as he was not able to play many games in the first half of the season.
Jordan remained with the team until 2018 when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers after he and Larry Nance Jr. were traded for Isaiah Thomas Guards and striker Channing Frye. The deal would mean that the Lakers would have the choice in the first round of the 2018 draft.
His career to date has been crowned with successes such as the NBA All-Rookie First Team 2015, Rookie of the Month in March of the same year, and participation in the Rising Stars Challenge 2016.
Jordan Clarkson Parents
When Jordan was young, his father, Mike Clarkson, and his mother, Annette Davis, divorced. As already mentioned, he is a Filipino American; while his father is American (African American), his mother is from the Philippines.
After the divorce of his parents, his father, who was in the military, decided to marry Janie Clarkson, to whom he was close.
The point guard of the Cavaliers, whose mother comes from Pampanga in the Philippines, has pointed out that he is very proud to be half-Philippine. After the divorce of his parents, he came closer to his mother and grandmother, who taught him more about Filipino culture.
Even when his parents were still together, he remembered growing up in poverty. He has a brother known as Bear Clarkson.
Since 2015, his father has been suffering from a form of cancer, known as carcinoma, which affects the lower back in the area of the spine.
His Girlfriend – Relationship with Kendall Jenner
In the past, Jordan Clarkson has worked with a variety of women, including American models, Chanel Iman and Chantel Jeffries. There are also rumors that he was supposed to have gone out with Bella Hadid. According to this, his most significant relationship with Kendall Jenner was the one he had from 2016 to 2017.
The rumor of an appointment between the two began after they were spotted in Coachella. Although it is not clear how the two met, it is known that the basketball player was close to the role models and has dated some of them in the past. Nevertheless, Jordan and Jenner could not hold out long before they went their separate ways, and only after that was associated with Bella Hadid. In response to the report that she was with him, the model answered with the question “Am I?
Since he has been associated with more women than most men in a lifetime, it is not known who the basketball star is with today.
Jordan Clarkson’s Height and Weight
The NBA star has the size and bodyweight of a basketball player you would expect from a professional level player. He is 1.96 m (6 ft. 5 in) tall and weighs 88 kg (194 lb.).