Jordan Nwora is an NBA player for the Indiana Pacers. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York by his Nigerian father and American mother. He has citizenship in both Nigeria and the USA and has travelled extensively between the two countries. He plays internationally for the Nigerian men's basketball team, participating in both the Basketball World Cup (China, 2019), and the Olympics (Tokyo 2021).
Through his travels Jordan has been able to see first-hand the impact of poverty on children. He has also witnessed the power of sports to uplift these children and give them opportunities that could otherwise be unattainable. It is through these experiences that he decided to incorporate his non-profit organization – the Jordan Nwora Foundation (JNF), in 2020 following his draft into the NBA.
The Jordan Nwora Foundation was established to promote opportunities for underprivileged youth world wide. The Foundation seeks to use sport to help young athletes build skills that will carry them through their lives. Jordan believes that sports offers the opportunity to build leadership skills, develop self discipline, promote physical and emotional well being.
More About Jordan's Career
Jordan was introduced to basketball by his father, Coach Alex Nwora at an early age and was a star on his high school team, The Park School, Amherst, NY, USA, which he led to two state championships and numerous state honors in the process.
Nwora attended the Vermont Prep Academy where he honed his skills before attending the University of Louisville, Kentucky (LouisvilleCardinals), in the ACC.
In 2019-2020 Season, he was ranked among the Top 10 in scoring in the ACC with 18.0, 7.7rpg and a high .813 on free throws. He was named to the All ACC and All-American teams twice during his time at Louisville. He was also named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-American Basketball 2nd Team and the All- ACC AcademicTeam for three straight years. Nwora was also one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Award presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame to the top Small Forwards in College Basketball. He made the final ballot for the John Wooden Award amongst the Top 15 College players in the US and was a candidate for National Player of the year.
Jordan is a member of the Nigerian National Team, D’Tigers , featured in the 2019 FIBA China World Cup African Qualifiers and the 2019 FIBA China World Cup proper. He holds the Nigerian record for the highest points scored in a game with the National Team with 36 points, which he scored against Mali in the World Cup Qualifiers on July 1 st , 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jordan Nwora was drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2020 NBA Draft at No. 45 by the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA.
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