Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to play for Jordan at the 2023 FIBA World Cup

2023-07-27T16:00:31+00:00 2023-07-27T16:04:59+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

27/Jul/23 16:00

The former Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, and Portland Trail-Blazers player will be at the World Cup

by Cesare Milanti /

The 2023 FIBA World Cup will also see the Jordanian national team playing in Group C with the United States, Greece, and New Zealand. To do so, they will also be helped by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, as officially announced through a post on Facebook by the JBF.

“The American native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been contracted as a new player for the “Jordan Hawks” in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, and he’s currently with the national team camp in Lithuania”, the official statement by Jordan said.

The Arizona Wildcats’ product hasn’t played in the friendly game lost by Jordan against Lithuania, but he’s set to participate in the King’s Cup tournament against Portugal, Mexico, and Angola from August 7-11. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is working on getting Jordanian citizenship to “request acceptance on the Viba list”.

Drafted with the No.23 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and then immediately traded to the Brooklyn Nets, he averaged 9.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in his six-year career in the NBA with Brooklyn, Toronto, and Portland.

After leaving the NBA in 2021, the 28-year-old small forward played in the Basketball Champions League with Besiktas, before moving his talents to Puerto Rico to represent the Atleticos de San Germán and in South Korea with the Jeonju KCC Egis.

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League

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