Jordan Loyd biography
Jordan Loyd is an American basketball player playing in the Euroleague at fullback. He was born on July 27, 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). His height is 1m93. He currently plays for the AS Monaco Basket.
Jordan Loyd began his professional career in 2016 with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the G-League. He quickly showed his talent, with impressive averages in points, rebounds and assists. In 2017, Loyd joined Hapoel Eilat in Israel. There, he distinguished himself as one of the league’s top scorers.
After a successful season in Israel, Loyd signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors in 2018. He made his NBA debut and contributed to the team’s preparation. Loyd won the NBA championship in 2019, even though he didn’t play in the playoffs.
In 2019, Jordan Loyd joined Valencia in Spain. He continued to impress, notably in the EuroLeague. His performances then led to a contract with Crvena Zvezda in 2020.
In 2021, Loyd signed with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia, continuing his EuroLeague career. Finally, in 2022, he joined AS Monaco, adding depth and talent to their back line. His career reflects a steady upward trajectory, marked by solid performances across various European leagues and in the NBA.
Style of play
Jordan Loyd is a dynamic and versatile back on the court. He stands out for his offensive skill, particularly with an accurate outside shot. Loyd uses his speed to create openings and penetrate the opposing defense. He combines this with excellent finishing ability close to the basket. His vision of the game is a major asset, enabling him to distribute decisive passes. His management of the pace of play is intelligent, adapting his style according to the situation. Defensively, Loyd is committed and uses his agility to hinder his opponents. He doesn’t hesitate to take risks in defense to provoke ball losses. His play without the ball is also remarkable, moving well to make himself available. Loyd is a fierce competitor, always ready for a challenge. His ability to play in different positions makes him very versatile.
Jordan Loyd’s salary
In 2024, Jordan Loyd earns an annual salary of between 1 and 1.3 million euros in Monaco. This substantial remuneration places him in second place among the highest-paid basketball players on his team. He is also one of the top 5 highest-paid players in the French league.