As a Freshman (2013-14)
A CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American ... a BIG EAST All-Rookie selection ... appeared in 29 games and made 22 starts ... averaged 9.7 points, 3.1 boards and 3.0 assists in 26.2 minutes per game ... led the team with 88 assists and tied for 12th in the BIG EAST in assists per game ... ranked 11th in the league with a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio ... added 36 steals (1.2 per contest) ... registered 14 double-figure scoring games, including a pair of contests with at least 20 points ... contributed 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in BIG EAST action ... scored 17 points and made 3-of-7 3-pointers against Providence (March 13) in BIG EAST Tournament debut ... finished with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and added a career-high five steals at Marquette (March 8) ... came off the bench to score 11 points against Xavier (Feb. 25) ... totaled 13 points and six rebounds at then-No. 9/11 Villanova (Feb. 22) ... poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-11 field goals and 3-of-6 3-pointers against Georgetown (Feb. 16) ... totaled five points and five rebounds, while matching a career-high with seven assists in a win against then-No. 12/12 Creighton (Feb. 9) ... filled the stat sheet with 18 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals at Providence (Feb. 4) ... dished out a career-high seven assists against Marquette (Feb. 1) ... finished with 11 points and three steals at then-No. 20/20 Creighton (Jan. 28) ... contributed 16 points and five rebounds at Butler (Jan. 25) ... scored seven points and dished out six assists against Seton Hall (Jan. 23) ... had a 16-point, six-rebound performance at DePaul (Jan. 14) ... totaled 12 points and five boards against then-No. 8/10 Villanova (Jan. 11) in first-career BIG EAST start ... registered 17 points and six rebounds off the bench in BIG EAST debut at Xavier (Dec. 31) ... made 9-of-9 free throws and posted first-career double-figure game with 13 points against then-No. 2/3 Syracuse (Dec. 15) ... totaled nine points, five rebounds and five assists against Fordham (Dec. 7) ... started and finished with six points, three rebounds and three assists in collegiate-debut against then-No. 20/21 Wisconsin (Nov. 8).
At Roberts Vaux
Ranked as high as the No. 3 point guard in the country ... rated 17th nationally in the ESPN 100 ... the 2012-13 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletics Association (PIAA) State Player of the Year in 2012-13 and a three-time All-State performer (2011, 2012, 2013) ... averaged 24.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and authored one of the most prolific and galvanizing senior campaigns in Philadelphia's storied high school basketball history ... nicknamed "The Prince of North Philly" by national and local media outlets ... built a substantial following in the City of Brotherly Love while leading Roberts Vaux High School to a 24-8 record and its first PIAA Class A State championship ... named the City Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer ... the recipient of the Phoenix Award, presented to top high school male athlete in the Philadelphia Public League (PPL) ... a three-time first team All-PPL selection ... led Vaux to the 2013 PPL finals, where he scored 46 points with six rebounds, six steals and six assists in a 67-66 loss to Imhotep ... the performance, which has already been etched into local lore in Philadelphia, was his third 40-plus point effort of the season ... keyed Vaux to the PIAA Class A state quarterfinals as a sophomore in 2010-11 and as a junior in 2011-12 ... coached at Vaux by Jamie Ross, and played summer basketball for the vaunted Philly Pride, coached by Kamal Yard.
Rysheed Nadir Jordan ... born in Philadelphia, Pa. ... son of Amina Robinson ... the oldest of seven children ... has two younger sisters, Aleasha and Kahliya ... also has four younger brothers, Nieeam, Dashawn, Jahid and Braheem ... majoring in liberal studies.
Up Close With Rysheed Jordan
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite pro team: Miami Heat
Favorite athlete: Dwyane Wade
Favorite ice cream: Cookies and Cream
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite TV show: "House Of Cards"