A little over a year after he was robbed of an opportunity to chase a national championship in his final season at Louisville, Jordan Nwora wrapped up his rookie season in the NBA with a world championship.
Nwora finished the Finals shooting 100 percent from the field with all of his makes coming from behind the three-point line. The fact that his final shooting total for the series was limited to 1-for-1 doesn’t change the fact that he set a percentage record which will never be broken.
Nwora’s rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks ends with him posting averages of 5.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Most memorably, he dropped 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting from the field in a May 16 loss at Chicago.
Now, Nwora’s attention shifts to the Olympic Games where he’ll be suiting up for the Nigerian national team. Nigeria opens group play on Sunday against Australia.
Imagine how brutal the day after championship celebration hangover has to be under normal circumstances. Now imagine it on a flight to Japan. I’m sure Jordan doesn’t mind too much.
Congrats to the former Card on a first professional year that has been loaded with success.