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HEIGHT
6-10

WEIGHT
235

DOB
7/27/87

HIGH SCHOOL
The Patterson School
(Lenoir, SC)


NBA YEARS
3
Personal Info
  • Selected by the New York Knicks in the first round (eighth overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft
  • Traded to Houston along with Kevin Martin, Hilton Armstrong, Jared Jefferies and draft considerations in a three-team, nine-player deal on February 18, 2010 that sent Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez to New York, while sending Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, Larry Hughes and cash considerations to Sacramento
  • Acquired by the Lakers from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Derek Fisher and a protected first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft on March 15, 2012
  • Has posted seven career double-doubles, 33 10+ point games and eight career 10+ rebound games.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired by the Lakers from the Houston Rockets on March 15, 2012 in exchange for Derek Fisher and a protected first round selection in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Career Info
  • 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.