19 Facts About Adonis Jordan


An All-Big Eight guard who played collegiately at the University of Kansas, Jordan was the starting point guard during the school's 1991 and 1993 Final Four appearances.


Adonis Jordan was later drafted in the 1993 NBA Draft but only appeared in only 10 career games in the league.


Adonis Jordan spent the bulk of his professional career playing overseas with various basketball clubs.


Adonis Jordan was born as the fourth son to Josephine Jordan in Brooklyn, New York.


Adonis Jordan's mother named her son after the Greek mythological character Adonis, a handsome young man who was fabled to be the love interest of the goddess Aphrodite.


Adonis Jordan worked as a secretary for an insurance company while her son spent his time playing pick-up street basketball on Brooklyn blacktop courts.


Adonis Jordan was enrolled by his mother at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, across town from where she worked.

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Adonis Jordan played high school basketball at Roosevelt High and blossomed in his second year, being one of only two sophomores named to the New York All-City team.


However, Adonis Jordan's stay in New York was cut short when his mother suddenly decided to relocate to California in 1987 after a two-week visit to see relatives in the state.


Adonis Jordan moved from one coast to another and resettled in Los Angeles after his sophomore year in high school.


Adonis Jordan transferred to Cleveland High School in Reseda and joined future NBA veteran Lucious Harris as stars of the school's varsity basketball team.


At the start of his senior year, Adonis Jordan was considered by some to be one of the state's top point guards and was named among the nation's 50 top-rated high school seniors by basketball scout Bob Gibbons.


Adonis Jordan averaged 12.5 points and recorded 151 assists that season while the team managed three upset victories in the 1991 NCAA Tournament against Indiana, the Southeast Regional number one seed Arkansas and Eastern Regional number one seed North Carolina before finishing as National Runnerup to Duke in the National Championship game.


Adonis Jordan was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1993 NBA Draft after a storied basketball career at Kansas.


Adonis Jordan appeared in six games with Denver before being waived again but finished the season in the CBA with the Rochester Renegades and the Sioux Falls Skyforce.


Adonis Jordan's first stop landed him with the Australian National Basketball League's South East Melbourne Magic, where he led the team to an impressive record in 1994.


Adonis Jordan returned overseas later that same year, where he would eventually finish his professional career.


In 2010, Adonis Jordan returned to basketball with the Chelsea Gulls of the Big V, a Victorian basketball league.


Adonis Jordan appeared in the 1994 basketball film, Blue Chips as the starting point guard for a Rick Pitino-coached college team.