Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Born Jordan Craig Hill on July 27, 1987, in Newberry, South Carolina … lost his mother at age three and was raised by his father and grandmother … family moved from South Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia as a youth … was a baseball pitcher growing up before switching to basketball … made the varsity basketball team as a freshman and worked his way into the rotation as a sophomore at North Springs High School (Atlanta, GA) … did not play organized basketball as a junior … helped lead The Patterson School (NC) to a 34-4 mark as a senior … was a sociology major at Arizona … was a teammate of Chase Budinger at Arizona … was active with the Garden of Dreams Foundation while with the New York Knicks … he and Budinger hosted Bowl ‘n Bash on Mar. 22, 2011, a free event for kids and mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters.
In his second NBA season, and his first full campaign with the Rockets, averaged 5.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.72 blocks in 72 games (nine starts at center, two starts at forward) … DNP (CD) for seven games (10/26/10-10/27/10; 2/8/11; 2/23/11; 3/1/11; 4/6/11; 4/11/11) … DND for one game (2/2/11) and on the inactive list for two games (2/5/11-2/7/11) due to a sprained left ankle … recorded 18 double-figure scoring games and two double-doubles … led (or tied) the Rockets in rebounding seven times … made the first start of his career at center at San Antonio (11/6/10) … notched 14 points vs. Minnesota (11/7/10), hitting 6-of-6 from the free throw line … posted the first double-double of his career with 14 points (7-8 FG) and a career-best 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix (11/22/10) … recorded 12 points (5-10 FG) and seven boards (5 offensive) vs. Oklahoma City (11/28/10) … despite playing on a left ankle sprain, recorded 10 points (4-5 FT) and eight rebounds (5 offensive) at Dallas (11/29/10) … registered a career-best four consecutive games (11/26/10-12/1/10) of double-digit scoring … had a season-high four blocked shots vs. Memphis (12/17/10) … matched his season high with four blocks at Sacramento (12/19/10), including three blocks in the fourth quarter of a 102-93 come-from-behind win … picked up his first double-digit scoring game as a starter with 12 points (5-11 FG) at Boston (1/10/11), adding eight rebounds in 34:54 of action … also started at center at Portland (1/2/11) through vs. Oklahoma City (1/12/11) … posted a career-best 16 points (8-12 FG) with eight boards at Atlanta (1/15/11) … notched his second double-double with 10 points (4-10 FG) and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/17/11) … had 10 points (5-8 FG), a team-high nine rebounds (5 offensive) and a career-high-tying three steals vs. Dallas (2/12/11) … started for Luis Scola (sore left knee) at power forward at Phoenix (3/8/11) and vs. San Antonio (3/12/11) … recorded 12 points (5-7 FG), eight rebounds and a career-high-tying three assists off the bench vs. Phoenix (3/14/11) … chipped in with 11 points (5-8 FG) and eight rebounds (5 offensive) at New Jersey (3/29/11) … topped Houston in rebounding during the 2010 NBA Summer League, averaging 13.6 points (.545, 24-44 FG) and 7.8 rebounds in five starts at center.
Acquired Jordan Hill from Houston for Derek Fisher & Dallas’ protected first round selection in the 2012 NBA Draft