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2017-18 SEASON: Played in 58 games (57 starts) with Orlando, averaging a career-high 17.6 ppg., a career-high 7.9 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.02 stlpg. in a team-high and career-high 32.9 minpg.…Tied for 22nd in the NBA in rebounding, tied for 34th in scoring and ranked 39th in minutes played…Led (or tied) the team in scoring a team-best 20 times, in rebounding 18 times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures a team-best 56 times, had 20+ points 16 times, 30+ points four times and 40+ points twice, including a career-high 41 points (14-18 FG, 5-5 3FG, 8-10 FT) on Oct. 24 vs. Brooklyn...Became the first player in Magic history to score 40+ points while going 5-of-5-or-better from three-point range…Tallied 40 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block on Nov. 29 vs. Oklahoma City…Became the 13th player in Magic history to score 40+ points in a game, the fifth player (O’Neal, McGrady, Howard Vučević) to record 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game and the sixth player (Anderson, Howard, McGrady, O’Neal, Scott) to record multiple 40+ point games…Also became the third player in the NBA since 2012-13 to tally 40+ points and 10+ rebounds at age 22 or younger (Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns)…Had 10+ rebounds 17 times, including a season-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta…Recorded 17 double-doubles…Dished out a career-high eight assists on Mar. 24 vs. Phoenix…Recorded at least one blocked shot 34 times and had two-or-more blocked shots eight times, including a career-high-tying four blocks on Nov. 27 @ Indiana…Recorded at least one steal 36 times and had two-or-more steals 17 times, including a season-high four steals on Nov. 29 vs. Oklahoma City and Jan. 18 @ Cleveland…Logged a career-high 45 minutes on Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta…Scored 2,000th career NBA point on Oct. 24 vs. Brooklyn… Missed 24 total games due to injury: missed two games (Oct. 20-21) due to a sore left ankle, seven games (Dec. 9-13; Mar. 9-16) due to a concussion, five games (Dec. 17-26) due to a strained right calf, nine games (Jan. 30-Feb. 14) due to a strained left hip flexor and one game (Apr. 6) due to a sore right calf.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 263 career NBA regular season games (174 starts), all with Orlando, averaging 11.4 ppg., 5.8 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 26.1 minpg….
2016-17: Played in 80 games (72 starts) with Orlando, averaging 12.7 ppg., 5.1 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 28.7 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 13.2 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 29.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times, in rebounding eight times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 49 times, had 20+ points 12 times and 30+ points four times…Had 10+ rebounds seven times, including a career-high-tying 16 rebounds on Mar. 31 @ Boston…Recorded seven double-doubles…Recorded at least one blocked shot 32 times and had two-or-more blocked shots six times, including a career-high-tying four blocks on Mar. 17 @ Phoenix…Recorded at least one steal 42 times and had two-or-more steals 18 times…Missed two games (Feb. 9-11) due to a bone bruise in his right foot…Participated in the Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend…
2015-16: Appeared in 78 games (37 starts) with Orlando, averaging 9.2 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 23.9 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 11.1 ppg., 8.2 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 28.6 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in rebounding 20 times…Scored in double figures 38 times and had 20+ points five times…Had 10+ rebounds 15 times, including a career-high 16 rebounds on Feb. 1 @ San Antonio and Mar. 7 @ Golden State…Recorded 12 double-doubles…Posted his first career 20+ point/10+ rebound game on Mar. 11 @ Sacramento…Recorded at least one blocked shot 37 times and had two-or-more blocked shots 13 times, including a career-high four blocks on Nov. 13 vs. Utah and Feb. 7 vs. Atlanta…Recorded at least one steal 40 times and had two-or-more steals 13 times, including a career-high six steals on Feb. 19 vs. Dallas…Missed four total games due to injury - Missed one game (Dec. 8) due to a sprained right ankle and three games (Apr. 8-11) due to a concussion…Finished as runner-up during Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend, losing in a “dunk-off” to Minnesota’s Zach LaVine…
2014-15: Played in 47 games (eight starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 5.2 ppg. and 3.6 rpg. in 17.0 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 6.8 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. in 25.1 minpg….Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (11th) and blocked shots (8th)…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding twice…Scored in double figures six times…Recorded first career NBA double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds on Apr. 4 @ Milwaukee…Recorded at least one blocked shot 18 times and had two-or-more blocks three times…Recorded at least one steal 17 times and two-or-more steals four times…Made his NBA regular season debut on Oct. 28 @ New Orleans, tallying 11 points, three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in 28 minutes…Made his first NBA start on Jan. 25 vs. Indiana, tallying nine points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in 21 minutes…Missed 34 games due to injury: Missed 31 games (Nov. 17-Jan. 14) due to a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot (underwent surgery on Nov. 21), one game (Feb. 4) due to a sore left foot and two games (Feb. 27-Mar. 1) due to a sprained right ankle…On the Inactive List once.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
Played and started in all 38 games during his only season at the University of Arizona, averaging 12.4 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. in 31.2 minpg….Helped the Wildcats to a 33-5 record, a Pac-12 regular season championship and an Elite Eight appearance in the 2014 NCAA Tournament…Led Arizona in rebounding (seventh in conference), while ranking second in both scoring and blocked shots (11th in conference)…Named First Team All-Pac-12 and the 2013-14 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year…Also earned Third Team All-American honors by The Sporting News and Honorable Mention by The Associated Press…Was one of six finalists for the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year Award.
Full name is Aaron Addison Gordon…Older brother, Drew, played collegiately at New Mexico and UCLA…He later played professionally in both Turkey and Italy in 2013-14, and also has NBA Summer League experience with Dallas, Sacramento and Utah...Father, Eddy, played basketball at San Diego State and signed as a free agent with the NFL’s New England Patriots as a tight end…Sister, Elisabeth, played collegiately at Harvard…In 2018, appeared in the movie Uncle Drew, playing the role of Casper…Hosted 50 children from City of Orlando’s After School All-Stars Program to see the premiere in downtown Orlando…Chosen to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team…Earned MVP honors while leading the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, averaging team-highs of 16.2 ppg. and 6.2 rpg., while shooting 61.2 percent from the field…Teammates on that U19 team with Elfrid Payton…Named MVP of the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes…Also earned MVP honors at the 2012 Under Armour Elite 24 Game…Led Archbishop Mitty High School to consecutive state titles in 2011 and 2012…Became only the fourth two-time California Mr. Basketball selection since 1979, joining John Williams, Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler…A three-time San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury Player of the Year, and the first-ever three-time WCAL Player of the Year…Finished his high school career with 2,386 points and 1,666 rebounds, both records for his school, conference and the Central Coast Section…As a senior, averaged 21.6 ppg., a school-record 15.7 rpg. and 3.3 blkpg., leading Mitty to a 28-6 record and a runner-up in the CIF Open Division…Also led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, averaging team-highs of 17.0 ppg., 11.2 rpg. and 3.2 blkpg….Enjoys cooking in his spare time, with his favorite dish being macaroni and cheese…Likes to read during his spare time…Would be an NFL player if he wasn’t in the NBA…You can follow him on Twitter: @Double0AG.