Intro Nigerian–American basketball player
Is Athlete
Basketball player
From United States of America
Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 September 1998, Buffalo, United States of America
Age 22 years
Star sign Virgo
Family
Father: Alexander Nwora

Jordan Nwora (born September 9, 1998) is a Nigerian-American college basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Early life

Jordan was born (September 9, 1998) in Buffalo, New York to a Nigerian father and American mother, his father Alexander Nwora, a basketball coach, helped Jordan in developing his basketball abilities.

High school career

Nwora started playing basketball at The Park School of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York). As a junior at The Park School he shot 42 percent from three-point range leading the Pioneers to the New York State Federation Class B championship. In his stay at The Park School, Nwora averaged 21.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.7 assists.
Nwora scored over 500 points in his final high School season at Vermont Academy where he averaged 18.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in the 2016-2017 season.

College career

Nwora joined the Louisville Cardinals in 2018. In his freshman season, he averaged 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.

During his sophomore season, Nwora became a permanent starter on the team six games into the season.
He averaged 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game,
becoming the second Most Improved Player in the NCAA, and named Most Improved Player in the ACC.

National team career

Nwora was called up to be part of the D’Tigers for the 2019 FIBA world cup qualifier between June 28-30th 2018, by his father Alexander Nwora who is the head coach of the team. In the tournament he averaged 21.7 points, 8 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
During the 2019 FIBA Worldcup qualifiers in Lagos, Nwora scored 36 points against Mali to be the highest scoring player for Nigeria in history, breaking Ike Diogu’s record of 31 points.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage  3P% 3-point field goal percentage  FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game  Bold Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Louisville 28 0 12.0 .464 .439 .769 2.2 .4 .6 .1 5.7
2018–19 Louisville 34 29 31.9 .446 .374 .765 7.6 1.3 .9 .4 17.0
Career 62 29 22.9 .450 .388 .766 5.2 .9 .8 .2 11.9

Personal life

Jordan Nwora is the first son of Amy Nwora, an American and Alexander Nwora the Erie Community College and Nigerian National Basketball Team Head Coach His 3 siblings are also into Basketball as his sister Ronni Nwora is a high school Basketball player for The Park School of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

During the 2019 FIBA Worldcup qualifier in Lagos, Jordan and his father Alexander became the first Nigerian Son and Father to represent a national team side at the same time.

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