SUN DEVIL DATA: Measures over 7-1 in socks and has a 7-4 wingspan after arriving from a LDS Mission in Miami in May of 2010. Saw action in 24 games in rookie season and showed flashes of being a solid big man down the road and then his final 13 games from 2011-12 gives a ton of hope and promise for 2012 and beyond. Southpaw turns 23 in September of 2012. Was planning to play senior season at Findlay Prep near Las Vegas but an ankle injury altered the plans. Research has found no Sun Devil taller in ASU basketball history. Fluent in Spanish and a huge soccer fan and a reader of Gandhi. Wife Malia played volleyball at ASU. Mother Yolanda also was a solid hooper. Brother Dallin played for Southern Utah in 2009-10, went on LDS mission in Croatia and will suit up for Utah. Sister Jessica also is a very good player and played at the 2010 Canada Basketball National Championships in Toronto. Just 11 days younger than 2009 ASU All-American and current NBA rising star James Harden.
JORDAN'S IMPROVEMENTS In 2011-12 as a sophomore Jordan scored a career-high 20 in Feb. 2 game at Stanford and had 19 vs. USC on Feb. 26, and if you take a look at the final 13 games his improvement was solid as all of his stats compared to the first 18 games are off-the-chart good. One area of improvement is free throw shooting. He entered the Stanford Feb. 2 game 20-of-50 (.400) for the season and 40-of-90 (.444) in his career, but was 10-of-12 (.833) in that game. He had seven double-figure scoring games in those 13 games. Another good note on his free throw improvement is that in his final 10 games, he was 33-of-47 (.702) at the charity stripe, in the first 21 games he was 20-of-50 (.400).<p """"="""""" center="" quote="">FINAL 13 GAMES/FIRST 18 GAMES FOR JORDAN POINTS PER GAME:10.1/2.8 FIELD GOAL PCT:45-70 (.643)/18-39 (.462) FREE THROW SHOOTING:41-63 (.651)/12-34 (.353) REBOUNDS PER GAME:5.9/2.5
MOST BLOCKS BY SUN DEVIL FRESHMAN (1978-79 TO PRESENT) 1. 55 - Mario Bennett, 1991-92 2. 33 - Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91 3. 31 - Ike Diogu, 2002-03 4. 24 - Shawn Redhage, 1999-2000 5. 23 - Jeff Pendergraph, 2005-06 6. 21 - Tommy Smith, 1999-2000 7. 20 - Jordan Bachynski, 2010-11
REMEMBER THIS ABOUT HIS SHOT-BLOCKING ABILITY In the 18 Pac-12 games in 2011-12, Jordan averaged 1.67 blocks per game, third in the loop. Only Colorado's Andre Roberson (2.33) and Oregon State's Eric Morland (2.06) blocked more. Bachynski blocked 30 shots in the 18 league games. He posted 26 blocks in the in the final 13 games of the season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11) Played in 24 games as he worked on getting his endurance stronger after playing very limited amount of basketball the previous three seasons due to LDS Mission and also an inury in his senior season...averaged 10 minutes per game and shot nearly 50 percent (24-of-49/.490) from the field...notched 20 blocks (second on the team), a block every 12 minutes...was 13-of-24 (.542) from the field in the 11 games against NCAA Tournament teams...posted season high seven points against three NCAA Tournament teams (vs. UCLA on Jan. 29, at Washington on Jan. 22 and vs. St. John's in Alaska on Nov. 27)...posted season-high six boards vs. Oregon (March 3) and at Washington State (Jan. 20)...had four blocks at Arizona on Jan. 15...played season-high 20 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 20.
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL Averaged 18.5 points, 13.1 boards and 8.7 blocks in senior year for a team that used a balanced rotation.
SOME STUFF ON JORDAN Worst job I have ever had: waiter at Joey Tomatoes The reason I wear my number: have to give my respect to two-time NBA MVP and the best Canadian hooper ever Steve Nash What's I am listening to: Spoon, The Format, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Calle 13, Café Tacvba, Mana and Taylor Swift What I'm reading: SLAM and anything assigned by my teachers to read for homework or extra credit Favorite flicks: X-Men Origins, Toy Story 3, A Knight's Tale, The Count of Monte Cristo, Matrix Trilogy and Strange Brew Superstition: playoff beards are necessary Worst habit: Nail biting Love to trade places with: anyone has who has tickets to a World Cup Final Favorite food: Baliadas...they are Honduran tortillas with cream, cheese, beef and beans Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Randy Couture (UFC) and Tom Brady Favorite city to visit: Miami Favorite values in others: honesty and integrity Dream date: Malia Bachynski My greatest love: Basketball The best part about ASU is the ability to tan year round My heroes: Wolverine and my pops I can't live without rice and beans or Gallo Pinto My favorite player growing up was: Chris Bosh For relaxation, I relax. The biggest role model in my basketball is Steve Nash Favorite NBA team: Phoenix Suns Favorite NFL team: New England Patriots Something no one knows about me is I have considered wearing a helmet around everywhere to avoid the gashes, blood and pain that comes from hitting my head on low-hanging objects such as door frames, light fixtures, low bridges and my personal favorite...fire sprinklers. Oh, and a word of caution, ceiling fans can kill you.
CAREER HIGHS FOR JORDAN THROUGH 2011-12 SEASON POINTS:20 at Stanford (2/2/12);19 vs. USC (2/25/12) FIELD GOALS MADE:6 vs. USC (2/25/12) FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED:11 vs. USC (2/25/12) FREE THROWS MADE:10 at Stanford (2/2/12) FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED:12at Stanford (2/2/12) REBOUNDS:13 vs. Washington (1/26/12);12 vs. Utah (2/9/12) ASSISTS: 2 vs. Oregon State (3/5/11) BLOCKS:6 vs. Arizona (3/4/12) MINUTES:30 (twice) vs. Arizona (3/4/12)
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