Jordanian Falcons welcome new American star Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

High hopes for former NBA player to showcase his skills in the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. (Photo: Jordan Basketball Federation)
AMMAN — The Jordan Basketball Federation has proudly announced the signing of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a 28-year-old American player, as the newest addition to the Jordanian national men's basketball team for the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This highly-anticipated tournament will be jointly hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from August 25th to September 10th.اضافة اعلان

Standing tall at 198 cm, Jefferson brings versatility to the team as he excels in both forward and power forward positions. Having previously showcased his skills in the NBA for six years, representing prominent teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, and Portland Trail Blazers, he boasts a wealth of experience at the highest level of basketball. Moreover, he has also ventured into various professional leagues across Turkey, South Korea, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico, with notable success, earning himself the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) during his stint in the Filipino league.

The American basketball star is enthusiastically participating in the Jordanian national team's intensive training camp, held in the Republic of Lithuania. All eyes are on him as he prepares for the friendly match between the Jordanian Falcons and Lithuania, which will serve as the perfect culmination to their training camp.

Anticipation is highAnticipation is high, as Jefferson is expected to be a significant asset to the team during the training camp in Portugal. There, the Jordanian national team will engage in intense friendly matches against strong opponents, including the Ivory Coast, the Czech Republic, and Portugal, as part of the International Friendly Portugal Cup. This exciting event will take place from July 26th to July 30th.

The inclusion of Hollis-Jefferson as a newly naturalized player adds an extra layer of excitement and anticipation for the Jordanian national men's basketball team. The fans eagerly await the World Cup 2023, where Jefferson's skills and experience are set to shine, as he dons the jersey of the Jordanian Falcons and brings his A-game to the court.

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