Fans wanted to know more about Jordan Clarkson’s mom, and if she’s Filipino, as the Utah Jazz star is currently taking part in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
The 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers are currently taking place and on Monday (29 August) we saw Jordan Clarkson show out for Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines).
Clarkson helped power Gilas Pilipinas to an 84-46 win over Saudi Arabia at the Mall of Asia Arena, finishing with 23 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.
“I think I felt all the energy in the crowd, I think we all did, as a team,” said Clarkson. “It is different playing at home, in front of your own people, and this arena is beautiful. I cannot wait to come back here again and play some more games.”
Who is Jordan Clarkson’s mom?
Jordan Clarkson’s mom is Annette Tullao Davis, who is of Filipino descent.
Clarkson’s grandmother, Marcelina Tullao Kingsolver is from Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.
The Jazz star’s father is Mike Clarkson, an African-American man who worked as a human resource manager for the Air Force Personnel Center.
Jordan Clarkson’s mom is Annette mom also worked for the military which is how his parents met.
However, they divorced when Clarkson was young.
After being born in Tampa, Florida, Clarkson moved to San Antonio, Texas when he was six.
Jordan Clarkson’s nationality
Jordan Clarkson is of mixed nationality and is Filipino-American.
After his parents divorced, Clarkson was brought up by his mom and maternal grandmother.
His father remarried and he has a stepmother called Janie Clarkson.
Clarkson’s family family joined him on stage, during his appearance at the 2017 Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture.
Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green share historic night
Last season’s meeting between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets was the first time in NBA history that two players of Filipino descent had faced one another.
The players in question were Jalen Green and Jordan Clarkson, who shared the floor together during Filipino Heritage Night celebration at Toyota Center.
“They love basketball,” Clarkson said of Filipinos. “Just us two being here is super inspirational for the youth and every Filipino-American, every Filipino, anybody with Filipino blood. I feel like it’s just an amazing experience, something that can’t be done again because (it was) the first. Hopefully we see more.”