Jordan Clarkson is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted into the NBA in 2014 and as of the 2022 season, he plays for the Utah Jazz. He also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Clarkson has also played for the Los Angeles Lakers and their G-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In 2021, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jordan Taylor Clarkson was born on June 7, 1992, in Tampa, Florida in the United States of America. He is of Filipino and American descent. Clarkson stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg. He is a shooting guard and point guard and he plays right-handed.

High School and College Career

He attended the Karen Wagner High School. When he was a senior, he was named the San Antonio High School Player of the Year. He first attended the University of Tulsa where he was named to the All-Conference USA first Time.

Team Utah Jazz Utah Jazz
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 88 kg
Born 7 Jun 1992
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 2019 - present
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 - 2019
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 2014 - 2018

In May 2012, he transferred to the University of Missouri where he redshirted his junior year. In May 2014, he declared for the NBA and for chose to forgo the rest of his college eligibility.

Professional Career

He was drafted into the NBA during the 2014 NBA Draft. He was selected in the 2nd round by the Washington Wizards. He was the 46th overall pick. They later traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined the team for the Summer League.

In 2015, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 2016, he re-signed with the Lakers for another four years. The contract was worth $50 million. While with the Lakers, he also played for their G-League team.

In 2018, Clarkson was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The following year, he was traded to the Utah Jazz. In 2021, while with the Jazz, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

In addition to his professional career, he has also played for the Philippine National Team but he did not meet the FIBA eligibility requirements to be considered a Filipino citizen.

Career Highlights

  • 2021 - NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • 2015 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2014 - Second-team All-SEC
  • 2012 - First-team All-C-USA
  • 2011 - C-USA All-Freshman Team

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