Jordan Tuff was born in Atlanta Georgia to parents, Forrest and Samone. She is the oldest of three and has two younger sisters. Her mother was a track and field athlete and obtained a full scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Likewise, her father was also a skilled basketball player that obtained a full basketball scholarship to Western Carolina University.
Jordan is a talented young woman and motivated student athlete. Having obtained honor roll every year in school she is an academic achiever and hard worker. She currently has a 4.00 GPA and aspires to major in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and minor in Communication.
Her basketball career started at 5 years old playing at a local YMCA, then Upward Bound until the age of 7, and then a co-ed Rec League at 8; where she won her 1st championship. Jordan was tall for her age, and in the 4th through 6th grade she played post for the Greensboro Lady Gaters AAU team. During this time they won 6 State Championships. In the 7th grade, at Kernodle Middle School, she led her team to win the Big 5 Conference Championship. The following summer, in her final season as a Lady Gater, Jordan helped her team to become the 2014 AAU National Champions.
At the age of 13, Jordan stood 5' 6" but knew she would not play post at the Division I level. She decided it was in her best interest to transition into a guard. She forwent her 8th grade season at Kernodle to play varsity basketball at New Hope Christian Academy under Coach Delaney Rudd. Armed with a desire to compete at the next level, Jordan trained hard to become a more proficient ball-handler and shooter. On the court, she helps her team as a skilled defender, quick player, and fierce competitor. In 2015, New Hope won their first-ever NISAA High School National Championship.
In 2016, Jordan continued to train and garnered personal accolades such as the National Youth All-American Camp MVP and USSSA National 3-point Champion. During the 2017-2018 season, under Westridge Academy, Jordan helped lead the charge with a 22 point 9 rebound performance to upset ESPN's #1 ranked girls basketball team in the country. Her six three-pointers and tenacious rebounding assisted in them winning back-to-back Title IX National Championships.
During her final season as a Golden Knight, Jordan helped lead Westridge Academy to a 30-0 record, while averaging 19 points and 7 rebounds per game to win the NCSAA Division I High School Championship. Earlier that season, she lead Westridge to their 3rd consecutive Title IX National Championship, garnering the MVP Award in a defeat over the ESPN #1 ranked team in Canada. A month later, she was named a nominee for the 2019 McDonald's All-American Game, selection on the NCSAA All-American Team, and Triad All-Star Classic MVP.
Off the court, Jordan is engaged in many volunteer and community service activities. She enjoys acting, drawing, and sailing. She is an active member of the National Beta Club and National Honor Society. She received the Sports Honoree Award from YOU Awards International and the distinguished President's Volunteer Service Award. In 2019, Jordan was featured as the Spectrum News Triad Athlete and CNN Positive Athlete.
Team: HS: WestRidge Academy
Weight: 160 lbs.
Shoe size: 10
GPA : 4.0
AP & Honors Classes
Most points scored in a game 2018
Double-Doubles in a season 2018
Most rebounds in a game 2018
Jordan loves to play chess.
Jordan played Varsity basketball in the 8th grade.
Did you know that Jordan is ambidextrous.
Jordan wanted to be a gymnast before basketball.
Jordan's favorite color is blue.