Keeping up with Hollywood’s dating gossips and rumors is really hard and we all wish to be the first ones to hear about it. And, our wish comes true when you catch up on some Kendall Jenner news only to find out about the current “mystery man.” He’s a young NBA player named Jordan Clarkson. You’ve read it right, Kendall Jenner’s new boyfriend is Jordan Clarkson, the point guard of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 20-year-old model and reality TV star has been spotted with the L.A. Lakers player, partying at a Los Angeles nightclub. So, rumor has it that Kendall Jenner has been secretly dating Jordan Clarkson for the past few weeks. Since we all know almost everything about Kendall and her love affairs, we might as well know some things about the Jenner’s new boyfriend Jordan Clarkson.
Who Is Jordan Clarkson?
First off, Jordan Clarkson is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers as a point guard or shooting guard. Jordan is a 23-year-old NBA player who’s been a Laker since 2014. Jordan Clarkson was born on June 7, 1992 and was raised in Tampa, Florida. He’s a 6 ft. 5 in. tall and weighs around 186 pounds. As that sums up the statistical biography of the young Laker, we figure you would like to know some facts and cool new things about Jordan Clarkson. So, here are the top five facts you need to know about Jordan Clarkson—besides knowing him as Kendall Jenner’s new boyfriend.
5 Interesting Facts about Jordan Clarkson
Success before Fame
As a senior at University of Tulsa, Jordan Clarkson was already a part of its basketball team. Records prove that Jordan averaged about 18.9 points in every game he played throughout the senior year. Helping the team with a record score of 38-2, Jordan led his college team into state championship semi-finals. Jordan was equally impressive as a junior as well and had averaged over 20 points per game.
Rise to Fame with the Lakers
After finishing college, Jordan became the 46th overall pick in round two of 2014 NBA draft and became a part of the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In 2015, Jordan recorded back-to-back double-doubles on March 30 and April 1. He also became a part of the year’s NBA All-Rookie First Team.
He’s Won All the Rookie Awards
Jordan Clarkson is one of the rising stars of NBA and is considered as such by his fellow teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers. And, to prove it, Jordan got named as the NBA All-Rookie First Team in spite being a second round pick. He also won NBA’s Rookie of the Month in March, 2015, and was a participant at this year’s Rising Stars Challenge.
Being a National Team Player
Most of us don’t know that Jordan’s mother is half Filipino. In 2011, Jordan was considered for playing in Philippines’ men’s national basketball team. As it turned out, Jordan could not play for Philippines as their matches clashed with Lakers tournaments. But, he managed to get included in a 17-man pool for Philippines’ line-up and will play at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Before Dating Kendall Jenner
Jordan’s himself quite an attractive man and fits the bill that will surely make women go weak in their knees. Before wooing Kendall, Jordan dated the gorgeous Victoria Secret angel, Chanel Iman. Jordan spent almost a year dating the 25-year-old lingerie model, only to move on with a younger one. Jordan is rumored to have dated Instagram star and teen model Chantel Jeffries. And, now he’s dating Kendall, one of the hottest women in the world.