The man who was ejected from KCC the week before for a tackle controversy is now a Jordanian hero.
Rondae Hollis Jefferson made his Jordanian national team debut in an exhibition game against Côte d’Ivoire in Portugal on Sept. 30.
In 28 minutes and 49 seconds, Jefferson scored nine points, six rebounds, three assists, and four steals. His performance helped Jordan defeat the Ivory Coast 74-71 to record its first win after two losses.
Jordan plans to utilize Jefferson as its new naturalized quarterback in place of Da Tucker ahead of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
Jordan reported its first win after a 70-75 loss to hosts Portugal in a friendly in Portugal. Jefferson was benched against Portugal and made his debut against Ivory Coast.
Jordan concludes its Portugal friendly schedule 토토사이트 with a final game against the Czech Republic on Nov. 31.
Meanwhile, Jefferson spent the 2022-23 season with KCC in the KBL, but was eventually released after a tackling controversy. He then moved to the Philippine PBA, joining TNT Tropang Giga and leading them to the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup title.
Now, as a naturalized Jordanian player, he is preparing to compete in the Basketball World Cup. Jordan’s goal is to finish top of the six Asian nations and qualify directly for the 2024 Paris Olympics. But with the United States, Greece, and New Zealand in their group, they’ll have their work cut out for them.