Jordan Poole is an American Professional Basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors for the 2021 NBA Draft. As of September 2021, he plays for the NBA G League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Poole stands 6 feet and 5 inches tall and his weight is listed at 194 pounds. In high school, he attended and played for Rufus King High School and the La Lumiere School. He was offered a scholarship by the University of Michigan and he played for the Wolverines. He stayed with them from 2017 to 2019 until he declared for the NBA.
Poole was born Jordan Anthony Poole on June 19, 1999 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He stated playing at a young age and in high school, he attended Rufus King High School for the first three years. While at Rufus King, he received a number of college-offers including those from Indiana, Drake, and Marquette. He accepted the offer from Michigan after a campus visit and a home gym visit by coach John Beilein. In his Junior Year, he transferred over to the La Lumiere School in Indiana. While with them, he played a number of games with ESPN coverage. By the time he officially signed with the University of Michigan, he was ranked the 90th prospect overall. He was also a member of La Lumiere team that played and won the Dick’s National Highschool Championship in 2017.
He started his freshman season with Michigan in 2017. He was instrumental in helping the team win a number of key games including their game against Maryland. For his sophomore year, he scored a then career high of 22 points in a game against the George Washington Colonials. In December 2018, he was named a Big 10 Player of the Week. In April of 2019, Poole declared for the NBA and the 2019 NBA Draft. Other teammates Iggy Brazdeikis and Charles Matthews also declared for the draft.
In June 2019, he became the 28th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. He signed a three-year contract with the team and Poole mas his debut in the NBA on October 2019 when the Warriors played against the Los Angeles Clippers. In December of that year, he was assigned to play for their G League team the Santa Cruz Warriors. He performed well while with the Santa Cruz Warriors and he was late recalled to the Golden State Warriors in January 2020.
Professional Career Highlights and Awards:
- 2016, All-Wisconsin, First Team
- 2017, Dick’s National HighschoolChampionship Winner
- 2018, Big 10 Player of the Week,December 3, 2018
- 2021, All-NBA G League Third Team
- 2019-present – Golden State Warriors
- 2019-2021 – Santa Cruz Warriors