Jordan Taylor Clarkson was born in 1992 in Tampa, Florida to Mike Clarkson and Annette Davis. He attended Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas and started his final three years. Clarkson posted 10 points a game and received All-District honorable mention during his sophomore season. His junior campaign featured an average of 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists. As a senior, Clarkson produced excellent all-around stats with 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game and was named San Antonio High School Player of the Year. Over his NBA career, he has worked with many charities that cover a wide range of causes. Clarkson also established the JC Cares Foundation to help families dealing with cancer and provide aid to companies trying to find a cure. You can follow him on Twitter (@JordanClarksons) and Instagram (@jordanclarksons). It is a quirk of fate that Clarkson spent his first two seasons at Tulsa and then transferred to Missouri to play for coach Frank Haith, who eventually became the Tulsa head coach. The 6-foot-5 guard played for coach Doug Wojcik with the Golden Hurricane. He primarily came off the bench as a freshman, but he started the first nine games of the season and scored in double digits five times. Clarkson finished the season strong by scoring at least 10 points in his last seven games, including 21 points in a Conference USA Tournament win over Rice. The guard moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and delivered 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists while draining 37.4 percent of his three-pointers. Clarkson scored 23 points in four different games. After the season, he decided to transfer to Missouri to play for Haith. After sitting out a season, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He was only held to single-digit scoring once and hit a career-high 31 points in a win over Southern Illinois. The Tigers were invited to the 2014 NIT, where they ousted Davidson before falling to Southern Miss. Following his lone season with Missouri, Clarkson declared for the 2014 NBA Draft.