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Prospect Profile: Aaron Gordon

Comprehensive look at NBA Draft Prospect Aaron Gordon.


Birthplace Birthdate Height Weight Position
San Jose, CA September 16, 1995 6'9" 225lbs F

Draft Predictions:

Draft Express Hoops Hype NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford's Big Board
10 10 10 8 8

NBA Combine Stats:

Lane Agility Shuttle Run 3-Quarter Sprint Standing Vertical Max Vertical
10.81 Seconds (Rank: 7th) 2.76 Seconds (1) 3.27 Seconds (T-20) 32.5" (11) 39.0" (9)

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Freshman Collegiate Stats:

Arizona Freshman 31.2 12.4 49.5 42.2 8.0 2.0 0.9 1.0 1.4

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Highlight Moment:

Gordon started his freshman year strong as the Wildcats forward scored in double-figures in each of his first eight games. He also added at least ten boards in four of those contests. His best game came late in the season against Colorado. On February 22, Gordon scored a career- and game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting to propel Arizona to a 88-61 victory on the road. Furthermore, the 6-foot-9 freshman connected on both of his three-point attempts, snagged eight rebounds and blocked a shot against the Buffalos.

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“Right now, defense is the calling card for Gordon, a high school All-American and potential top-five pick in the 2014 NBA draft. The skill just isn't there offensively, but no one will out-hustle him and few can match his athleticism. In that regard, the comparisons to Blake Griffin are rather obvious. Defensively, Gordon is already better than Griffin was at Oklahoma. At 6-foot-9, he can guard either forward position, which would make him a versatile NBA defender in pick-and-roll situations on switches.” – Peter Bukowski,

“At 6-foot-8.75, Gordon was seventh overall with a 10.81 second time the lane agility drill, which was just behind [Nick] Johnson's 10.8 flat and the only top-10 time by a non-guard. Best of all, Gordon put in a 2.76 second time in the shuttle that was better than any other player at the combine (the wings had not yet gone); better than Zach LaVine's 2.8 time or Tyler Ennis' 2.84. What's all that mean? For a power forward who is the youngest player in the draft, it shows that Gordon has the athletic ability to defend a wide range of players, and that's been one of [his] biggest selling points.” – Kevin Zimmerman,

“The youngest likely lottery pick this year also happens to be one of the most intriguing. Aaron Gordon has done just about everything he could as an amateur on the basketball court, winning a couple of state championships at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, Calif., serving as the leading scorer and rebounder for Team USA's gold medal squad at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships and being named MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game.” – Ken Bikoff,

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