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2015-16 SEASON: 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, including a career-high 22 points on Feb. 28 vs. Philadelphia and Apr. 13 @ Charlotte…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…Dished out a career-high six assists on Mar. 26 vs. Chicago…Logged a career-high 39 minutes on Jan. 31 vs. Boston…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.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 125 career NBA regular season games (45 starts), all with Orlando, averaging 7.7 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 21.3 minpg.
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.
COLLEGE CAPSULE: 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.
ONE-ON-ONE: 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…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, withhis 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.