The Lakers player could be heading to the Olympics this year

By Kelli Bender
April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

Kendall Jenner’s secret boyfriend isn’t so secret anymore.

On Thursday, PEOPLE confirmed the 20-year-old model has been dating Los Angeles Laker Jordan Clarkson for several months, with a source describing the pair as “super into each other.”

Now that the basketball player is out of the bag, it’s time to get to know the newest member of the Kardashian klan.

Get the 411 by studying up on these five facts about Clarkson, now that we will be seeing more of Kendall’s new man.


Born to a Filipino mother, Jordan Clarkson has strong ties to the country, including a Philippine passport. The 23-year-old almost played for the Philippines national basketball team, but ultimately was unable to becasue of conflicts with the Lakers’ schedule. Now, Clarkson has vowed to play for the Philippines, if the country’s basketball team qualifies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Even though he is just starting his professional career, Clarkson has already been labelled as “one to watch,” earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2015.


It appears Clarkson was fated for basketball fame. His parents named their son after Chicago Bulls and Space Jam star Michael Jordan.

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Fellow shooting guard and Laker Kobe Bryant is stepping up to help mentor Clarkson. Clarkson says now that he is starting this year alongside Bryant, the two have been building a stronger relationship.

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Clarkson has arms perfect for hugging Kendall … or four Kendalls. Her new man is 6’5″ and has a wingspan of 6’7″.