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Feb 1, 2022

This week, Jordan Clarkson visits Google to discuss his NBA career & how his Filipino-American heritage has shaped his journey along the way.

After foregoing his senior year in college to enter the 2014 NBA draft, Jordan Clarkson was selected by the Washington Wizards with the No. 46 overall pick and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In his first year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, a rarity for a second round pick. In 2018 Clarkson was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and then to the Utah Jazz in 2019. He averaged a career-high 16.8 points per game for the Cavs during the 2018-19 season, and he scored a career-best 42 points on February 13, 2019 against the Brooklyn Nets. He ended the 2020-21 season as the first Utah player to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, averaging a career-high 18.4 points per game and led the NBA with 203 three-pointers off the bench.

Jordan Clarkson is Filipino-American and has dual citizenship with the Philippines and the United States. He competed with the Philippines national team at the 2018 Asian Games, where he averaged 26 points per game and led the Philippines to a fifth-place finish, its best in 16 years.

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