Prospect Profile: Aaron Gordon

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Arizona

"I'm going to show what I bring to the table, so many things as far as my leadership and my ability to defend and knock down shots," Johnson said during a press conference. "If you ask me, I'm a basketball player."


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'9" 225 6'11.75" Forward Arizona San Jose, Calif.

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2013-14 38 31.2 189 382 .495 76 180 .422 8.0 2.0 0.9 1.0 470 12.4

Three-point field goals: 2013-14, 16-for-45 (.356).


Accolades

  • Selected First Team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2013-14.
  • Helped Arizona to a 33-5 record, a Pac-12 regular-season title and an Elite Eight appearance.
  • In FIBA competition, earned MVP honors while leading the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 U19 World Championship.
  • Averaged team highs of 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in addition to shooting 61.2 percent from the field.
  • Led Team USA to the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship gold medal with team-highs of 17.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team and participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp.

Strengths

Supreme athlete. Explosive leaper with a high motor. Excellent finisher around the basket. Good ball-handler for his size and solid passer. Plays within the team concept. Understands who he is.


Quotes

Gordon's got a combination of ability, desire and selflessness that will make teams more than happy to "settle" for him, should he drop beyond the top five in the draft.

Matt Norlander CBSSports.com College Basketball Insider

"Plays to win. Played for Arizona, not for Gordon. Tremendous passer for a guy his size. Unique ball-handler and rebounds well."

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Projections

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6 6 5 10

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