Jordan Nwora Bio: Family, Net Worth, And Charity

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Jordan Nwora, an American basketball player, currently plays as a small forward for Indiana Pacers (2022- now) after his trade from the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks selected him as the round-two (45th overall) pick in the 2020 NBA draft and won the 2021 NBA Championship with the team. In February 2023, he was traded to the Pacers in the midst of the 2022-23 season.

Born to an American mother and Nigerian father in Buffalo, New York, Nwora was raised in a basketball-loving family.

His father, Alexander Nwora, is a college basketball coach and has coached the Nigerian Men’s National Team, while his sister, Ronni, also plays basketball.

Jordan Nwora For The Indiana Pacers
Jordan Nwora For The Indiana Pacers (Source: Instagram)

Jordan Nwora and his father made history as the first father-son duo to represent the Nigerian Men’s National Basketball Team at the same time in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifier.

In addition to basketball, Nwora is also dedicated to making a positive impact in his community through his foundation, which provides opportunities for underprivileged youth around the world.

This article will explore Nwora’s family details, basketball journey, contracts, and philanthropic work through the Jordan Nwora Foundation. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Jordan Ifeanyi Nwora
Known As Jordan Nwora
Date of Birth September 9, 1998
Age 25 Years Old
Birth Place Buffalo, New York
Nationality Nigerian-American
Father’s Name Alexander Nwora
Mother’s Name Amy Nwora
Siblings Three
Siblings’ Name Ronni, Caeli, Lex
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 feet 8 inches/ 203 cm/ 2.03 m
Weight 225 lbs/ 102 kg
  • High School: Amherst Central, The Park School of Buffalo, Vermont Academy
  • College: University of Louisville (2017-2020)
NBA Draft 2020/ Round:2/ Pick: 45th Overall
Playing Career 2020-Present
  • Milwaukee Bucks (2020-22)
  • Indiana Pacers (2023- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • NBA Champion (2020-21)
  • First-team All-ACC (2020)
  • ACC Most Improved Player (2019)
Position Small Forward
Jersey Number 13
Average Annual Salary $2.9 Million
Net Worth $2 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Rookie Card
Last Update April 2024

Jordan Nwora’s Family Details!

Jordan Nwora was born in Buffalo, New York, on September 9, 1998, to an American mother, Amy Nwora, and a Nigerian father, Alexander Nwora.

Since 1999, Alexander is serving as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York.

Additionally, he coached the Nigerian Men’s National Team to a second-place finish at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championships and was the head coach of the Cape Verde Men’s National Team from 2009 to 2014.

Jordan Nwora With His Family
Jordan Nwora With His Family (Source: Facebook)

Jordan’s father Alexandaer, during his time as a basketball player at Daemen College, became the college rebounding leader with 1,104 rebounds and ranked sixth in career scoring with 1,514 points (1989-93).

There is no denying that he instilled the basketball passion into his son.

As reported, Jordan used to pretend that he was Carmelo Anthony when playing basketball, and his father, Alexander, helped Jordan in developing basketball abilities.

Jordan Nwora’s mother graduated from Buffalo State University after attending West Genesee High School.

She worked as a professor at D’Youville University for over fourteen years and is currently the dean of students at Erie Community College.

Siblings: Three Younger Sisters

Jordan Nwora has three younger siblings named Ronni, Caeli, and Lex- all of them are fond of basketball.

Ronni Nwora, born on May 2, 2001, also participated in high school basketball while studying at The Park School of Buffalo in New York.

For her collegiate basketball, she joined the Georgia Institute of Technology to play for the Yellow Jackets.

However, Ronni red-shirted her freshman year at Georgia Tech before transferring to Saint Louis University in January 2022.

Jordan And His Sister Ronni Nwora
Jordan And His Sister Ronni Nwora (Source: Instagram)

In April 2022, she re-entered the transfer portal and joined the University at Buffalo to play for the Buffaloes.

In addition to her basketball career, Ronni is a licensed cosmetologist and works at the Salon Professional Academy.

As reported, the NBA player’s younger sister Caeli was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2020 & underwent two surgeries.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Jordan Nwora is 25 years old as of 2024.

He has a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and weighs 225 lbs (102 kg).

Additionally, his standing reach is 8 feet 8 inches (2.64 m), and his wingspan is 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m).

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Jordan Nwora’s high school basketball journey began at Amherst Central High School during the 2013-2014 season.

However, he transferred to The Park School of Buffalo, where he played for two seasons.

Afterward, he played his final prep season at Vermont Academy, where he scored over 500 points while averaging 18.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in the 2016-17 season.

In 2018, despite offers from NC State, Cal, Georgia Tech, Marquette, and Oklahoma State, Nwora decided to join the Louisville Cardinals & played for three seasons (2017-2020).

Nwora was awarded the First Team All-ACC in his final year, securing the runner-up spot in the player of the year selection behind Tre Jones.

NBA Career

The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Jordan Nwora in the 2020 NBA draft as the 45th overall pick.

He made his NBA debut on December 25, 2020, and played for ten minutes against the Golden State Warriors, scoring seven points.

On May 16, 2021, he achieved his career-high score of 34 points against the Chicago Bulls.

During his rookie season in 2020-21, he played in 30 games, started in two, and had an average of 5.7 points per game.

Jordan Nwora With NBA Trophy
Jordan Nwora With NBA Trophy (Source: Instagram)

Nwora was part of the Milwaukee Bucks team that won the 2020-21 NBA championship.

The following season, he played in 62 games, started in 13, and averaged 7.9 points per game.

In the 2022-23 season, he played in 38 games for the Bucks, with an average of 6 points per game, before being traded to the Indiana Pacers in the midst of the season.

National Team

Jordan Nwora was selected to play for the Nigerian men’s national basketball team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifier held between June 28-30, 2018.

His father, Alexander Nwora, was serving as the head coach of the team at the time. Jordan Nwora and his father Alexander Nwora, created history as the first-ever father-son duo to simultaneously play for the Nigerian national basketball team.

In that tournament, Nwora showcased his skills, averaging 21.7 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.

Net Worth & Earnings

Jordan Nwora has an estimated net worth of $2 million, mainly from his earnings as a player.

Additionally, he endorses clothing brands 31heaven and Love Life NY.

Furthermore, in February 2021, Nwora signed an endorsement deal with Adidas alongside other basketball players such as Anthony Edwards, Onyeka Okongwu, Devon Doston, and Reggie Perry.

Contracts & Salary

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Jordan Nwora as the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NBA draft.

Five days later, he inked a two-year contract with the Bucks valued at $2.4 million, which averaged an annual salary of $1.2 million.

On June 29, 2022, the Bucks extended a qualifying offer of $2.01 million to Nwora, which made him a restricted free agent.

He then signed a fully guaranteed two-year deal worth $5.8 million with the Bucks on September 26, 2022, which included an average annual salary of $2.9 million.

However, on February 9, 2023, Nwora was traded from the Bucks to the Indiana Pacers as part of a four-team trade.

As a result of the midseason trade, he receives $949K from the Pacers, while the Bucks pay him $1.85 million for the 2022-23 season, totaling his annual earnings at $2.799 million.

He will not be eligible for trading with other players until April 9, 2023. However, after the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

Jordan Nwora Foundation

The Jordan Nwora Foundation, which was established in 2020, has organized twelve camps across five different countries, benefitting over 2000 underprivileged youths.

Its primary objective is to create opportunities for underprivileged young people across the globe.

During basketball camps, the foundation spends time with underprivileged children and their communities, distributing clothing, footwear, and school supplies as a show of support.

Jordan Nwora Foundation's Elite Basketball Camp In Onitsha, Nigeria
Jordan Nwora Foundation’s Elite Basketball Camp In Onitsha, Nigeria (Source: Facebook)

The foundation plans to conduct elite camps in Nairobi, Kenya, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Cotonou, Benin, Onitsha, Lagos, Nigeria, and Buffalo, New York, in 2023.

These camps are designed for young people aged 8-17 and will be led by elite FIBA coaches from Africa, collegiate coaches from the USA, and local coaches. The duration of the camps will be between three and five days.

In 2022, the foundation organized elite camps in Lagos, Onitsha, Lagia, and Abuja in Nigeria, Buffalo in the USA, and Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire.

Relationship & Social Media Presence

Although fans are curious about Jordan Nwora’s dating history and current relationship status, limited information is available.

It is most likely that Nwora is currently single and solely focused on his basketball career.

Nwora is an active user of social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, where he shares pictures and videos related to his basketball career, including game highlights and training sessions.

As of this writing, he has a fan following of 95.7K on Instagram and 30.6K on Twitter.

Popularity Graph

The graph below represents Jordan Nwora’s interest levels in the past twelve months, with a surge in search interest occurring in February 2023.

Popularity Graph Of Jordan Nwora
Popularity Graph Of Jordan Nwora (Source: Google Trends)

The main reason for the spike was his trade from the Bucks to the Pacers as part of a four-team deal involving the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Was Jordan Nwora part of the NBA championship-winning team?

Jordan Nwora was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks squad that won the 2020-21 NBA championship as a reserve, and he played in five games during the playoffs.

What team is Jordan Nwora currently on?

Jordan Nwora played for the Bucks from 2020 to 2022 before being traded to the Indiana Pacers on February 9, 2023.

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