Jordan Taylor Clarkson Biography

Jordan Taylor Clarkson was born on June 7, 1992, in Filipino- American. He is a professional basketball player of the National basketball association. He transferred to Missouri, where earned second-team all-conference honors in the southeastern conference[SEC]. But before that, he played college basketball for two seasons with Tulsa.

Jordan Clarkson was born to African American Mike Clarkson and Annette Tulloao Davis, who is Filipino American. Both his parents worked in the united states air force and when Clarkson was young, both his parent’s taken divorce. Later His father remarried Janie Clarkson. He shifted to San Antonio, Texas around the age of six. He has completed his studies at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio.


Jordan Taylor Clarkson’s -Professional career

Jordan Clarkson was selected with the 46th overall pick in the 2014NBA draft by the Washington Wizards on June 26, 2014. On the draft night for cash consideration, he was later traded to Los Angeles Lakers and he joined the team for the 2014 Nba summer league. On August25, 2014 he signed with the Lakers.

He received multiple assignments to the Los Angeles D- Fenders of the NBA development league during his Rookie season. And he did no played for almost half of the season for the lakers.

The pair of Jeremy Lin has become the first Asian American starting backcourt in league history. Clarkson recorded a back-to-back double on March 30 and April 1. Clarkson gathers a huge following in the Philippines owing to his Filipino heritage and the existing fanbase of the NBA team in the country after joining the Lakers.

On February 12, 2016, he recorded 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals in a win over Team world while he has played for Team USA in the Rising Star Challenge. he re-signed a contract of $50 million with the Lakers on July 7, 2016.

Clarkson scored a season-high 25 points in 26 minutes off the bench in a 100-93 win over the Phoenix suns on November 13, 2017. On January 19, 2018, with 33 points in a 99-86 win over the Indian pacers, he set a new season-high.

On December 12, 2018, he win over the New York Knicks by scoring 28 points in a 113-106. moreover, on February 15, 2021, he won over the Philadelphia 76ers by scoring a season-high 40 points in 134-123.

He was also the winner of the NBA sixth man of the year award over jazz teammate Joe ingles who was the runner-up. Jordan Taylor Clarkson Was The First Utah Player To Win The Award.

Jordan Taylor Clarkson – National team career

In 2011, the talks began for Clarkson to play for the Philippine national team. Clarkson did not consider to be a Filipino citizen as he did not meet the FIBA eligibility, however, he obtains his Philippine passport after the age of 16. He is eligible to play for the team but as a ”naturalized” player.

In August 2015, Clarkson visited the philippine on the invitation from Manuel V. Pangilinan to observe the training of Gilas Pilipinas, apart from fulfilling his commitments as an endorser of Smart Communication.

SBP Executive Director sonny barrios in an interview confirmed that Clarkson has carried a Philippine passport since he was 12 years old and there was no need for him to go through the neutralization process to be able to represent the Philippines in international competitions.

Jordan Taylor Clarkson has been cleared by NBA to play for the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian games that were held from August 18 to September 2, 2018.with a one-time exception. He has played with the national team against china in which he led all scorers with 28 points but fell short of the match 82-80.

In his second game, he could not overcome Korea. The team bowed out of a stump. But Jordan Clarkson managed to win with the national team against Japan. Moreover, Clarkson ended the tournament with a win by beating Syria with 29 points earning the Philippines the fifth-place finish, its best in 16 years.

Jordan Taylor Clarkson – Personal life

Jordan Taylor Clarkson has double citizenship with the United States and the Philippines. His Filipino citizenship is by the goodness of ancestral descent. Jordan Taylor Clarkson is dating model Ally Rossel.

Jordan Taylor Clarkson was awarded

  • NBA sixth man of the year award in 2021
  • NBA all-rookie team in 2015

How much does Jordan Clarkson make as he has signed a 4-year contract with the Utah Jazz, including a $51,520,000 guarantee, moreover the annual salary of $12,880,000. IN 2021-1 his hit cap value is $11,500,000 and a dead cap value of $11,500,000

Jordan Taylor Clarkson was a famous basketball player. he won the award of the sixth man of the year. He has also played college basketball for two seasons with Tulsa. Firstly Jodan Taylor Clarkson was dating Lonzo Ball and knows they are separated. But now he is dating Ally Rossel.

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