Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. was born in 1988 in Space City (Houston), Texas. Bellaire, Texas is his hometown. His brother Cory was a pitcher in the Yankees' organization, while brothers Avery and Brett were both college football offensive linemen. For high school, DeAndre attended Episcopal High School in Bellaire through to his junior year. He then transferred to Christian Life Center Academy in Kingwood, Texas for his senior season. In that final year, Jordan averaged 26.1 points, 15.2 rebounds and 8.1 blocks per contest and was named both a third-team Parade Magazine All-American and first-team Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston member. Jordan has participated in numerous community improvement events in Los Angeles and Houston. Fans can follow Jordan on both Twitter and Instagram via @DeAndre. DeAndre Jordan played one season (2013-14) of college ball for Texas A&M. Jordan was recruited by coach Billy Gillespie and kept his commitment after Gillespie left A&M for Kentucky. Coach Mark Turgeon tried a two-center look with Jordan and senior Joseph Jones for the first 21 games of the season, but eventually went with a less size with 6-6 Bryan Davis replacing Jordan in the starting lineup. The Aggies had win streaks of eight and five games while Jordan was starting. He averaged 7.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20.1 minutes over the season. Texas A&M made the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, but Jordan played limited minutes as the squad beat BYU before losing to UCLA in the second round. Jordan earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors and ended his lone season with 13 games with 10 or more points and six games with 10-plus rebounds.