Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr.
(born July 21, 1988) is an American
player at center
for the Los Angeles Clippers
of the NBA
. He played a year of college basketball
at Texas A&M University
. He was drafted by the Clippers with the 35th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft
Jordan was born in Houston, Texas
to Kimberly Jordan and Hyland Jordan.
In high school, Jordan averaged 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a sophomore; 16.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks as a junior and 26.1 points, 15.2 rebounds and 8.1 blocks per game as a senior. He was a Parade
All-American, named to the first-team All-Greater Houston squad by the Houston Chronicle
and was a two-time all-state selection. At Christian Life Center, Jordan posted a career high of 37 points in a game and also set the school record for most blocks in a game with 20.
Coming out of high school, Jordan was rated as the number 8 overall prospect, the number 2 center in the country and the number 1-ranked prep player in Texas by Rivals.com
. Jordan was recruited by Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky and others.
In the summer of 2007, Jordan played for Team USA at the 2007 Under 19 World Championships in Serbia. Jordan played only 9 minutes per game. The team finished 2nd with an 8–1 record.
Before Jordan arrived in College Station
, Aggies head basketball coach Billy......