NBA Draft: Profiling the top 5 small forwards from the 2020 class

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4. Jordan Nwora – Louisville

Jordan Nwora was born in Buffalo, New York, his mother is American, but he gets his basketball pedigree from his father. Alex Nwora serves as head coach of the Nigeria National basketball team.

Jordan, a junior at Louisville, has trended upward through his first three years in college. He was named the Most Improved Player in the ACC and Third Team all ACC in 2019 while starting 29 of the Cardinals’ 34 games during his sophomore year. That summer during the 2019 FIBA Worldcup qualifiers in Lagos, Nwora scored 36 points against Mali to be the highest scoring player for Nigeria in history.

He followed up his sophomore year by becoming the number one scoring option for Louisville. He was named First-Team All ACC and a Sporting News Third-Team All-American. His increased playing time as a junior has molded him into a potential first-rounder for the draft.

From Kyle Boone of CBS Sports:

"“He’s 6-foot-7 with a reliable 3-point shot. Those two traits alone should allow him to stick like glue in the NBA for a decade. I’m firmly of the belief that cast in a different role at the next level, he’ll develop into a great role player.”"