Jordan Nwora Named ACC Most Improved Player And To All-ACC Third Team


Louisville’s Jordan Nwora Named ACC Most Improved Player, All-ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Louisville forward Jordan Nwora was honored as the 2019 ACC Most Improved Player and earned third team All-ACC honors in a vote of media and league coaches.

Nwora is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 17.3 scoring average (fifth in the ACC), up 11.6 points per game from his 5.7 average a year ago.  He is one of four players in the ACC who has scored 20 or more points on at least 12 occasions this season.  Nwora has scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games this season (last 16 straight games) and has produced eight double-doubles this season.


A sophomore from Buffalo, N.Y., Nwora is UofL’s leader in scoring (17.3 ppg, fifth in the ACC) and rebounding (7.7 rpg, seventh in the ACC).  He is also among the ACC leaders in field goal percentage (.445, 13th), three-point field goal percentage (.372, 10th), three-pointers made per game (2.3, 12th), defensive rebounds (6.42 per game, fourth) and minutes played (32.2 per game, 19th).

An exercise science major who was named to the All-ACC Academic men’s basketball team last week, Nwora scored a career-high 32 points against Boston College in Louisville with 10 rebounds and four assists.  Honored on the 2018 NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament team in November, he has made at least three three-pointers on 16 occasions this season.

Nwora is the Cardinals’ first All-ACC selection since Donovan Mitchell earned first team All-ACC honors in 2017.  Ray Spalding was an honorable mention choice for the Cardinals last season.

The recipients of the 2019 All-ACC honors are included below.

 All-ACC First Team

Zion Williamson, Duke

RJ Barrett, Duke

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia

Cameron Johnson, North Carolina

Kyle Guy, Virginia

Second Team

Luke Maye, North Carolina

Ky Bowman, Boston College

Ty Jerome, Virginia

Coby White, North Carolina

Kerry Blackshear Jr., Virginia Tech

Third Team

Jordan Nwora, Louisville

Marcquise Reed, Clemson

Tyus Battle, Syracuse

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia Tech

John Mooney, Notre Dame

Honorable Mention

Mifondu Kabengele, Florida State

Cam Reddish, Duke

Tre Jones, Duke

Terance Mann, Florida State

Elijah Thomas, Clemson

ACC Player of the Year

Zion Williamson, Duke

ACC Freshman of the Year

Zion Williamson, Duke

ACC Coach of the Year

Tony Bennett, Virginia

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia

ACC Most Improved Player

Jordan Nwora, Louisville

ACC Sixth Man of the Year

Mifondu Kabengele, Florida State

ACC All-Defensive Team

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia

Tre Jones, Fr., Duke

Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke

Elijah Thomas, Sr., Clemson

James Banks III, Jr., Georgia Tech

ACC All-Freshman Team

Zion Williamson, Duke

Coby White, North Carolina

RJ Barrett, Duke

Xavier Johnson, Pitt

Tre Jones, Duke

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