College: Binghamton University/Emporia State University
Club: SG Bruchkoebel (GER)
Weight: 243 lbs
2009-2010: ESV Weil
- Sudbadenliga (5th
The McPherson, Kansas native a former winner of the coveted Kansas Mr. Basketball award. He went to play basketball for the Binghamton D-1 Bearcats. After his injury-riddled sophomore season, Fithian transferred in 2006 to Emporia State in his home state of Kansas. The six foot six center was noticed in a national try out and has adapted his phsyical game very well to the sport of handball. He was quoted in a New York Times article
as saying "My initial reaction was, Why isn’t this the most popular sport in the U.S.? You get to run, jump, hit people and throw a ball as fast as you possibly can.” Fithian is married to fellow handball player Jennifer [formerly Haubrich] since August 2010.
Check out Fithian's blog "Jordan & Jen: Live from Germany"
to read all about the couple's handball [and life] experiences in Germany.