Explosive leaper, quick off the floor
Runs the floor well
Midrange jump shot
DID YOU KNOW?
Gordon transferred from UCLA to New Mexico and sat out the 2009-10 season.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
THE HOOPS REPORT
The Mountain West co-conference player of the year averaged 13.7 points and 11.1 rebounds a game last year. The 21-year-old UCLA transfer will have to answer questions about his time there, after a Sports Illustrated report about off the court issues. Was nothing but a model citizen during his time at UNM according to head coach Steve Alford. Added a 15-17 foot jump shot to his game last year and has good post up skills that just need to be refined.
Adept at using his size and strength to have his way in the paint. One of the best rebounders in the class. Solid free throw shooter. Sound defender.
Defensively, Gordon plays with intensity and offers some versatility thanks to his solid size and athleticism. Gordon is a physical defender who contests shots, gets a bit overaggressive at times and could stand to maximize his frame to help him fight his man for position on the block on the next level. His lateral quickness is good, but not great out on the perimeter, and he blocked shots at a respectable rate thanks to his length and motor. Gordon's finishing ability translated to quite a bit of success in post-up situations as a senior due to the quality of looks he was able to produce with his back to the basket at the mid-major level.