Aaron Gordon Draft Profile
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|Hometown||San Jose, California|
|Birthday (Age)||9/16/1995 (18)|
|Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Max Reach Vert||Lane Agility||3/4 Sprint|
|8'9"||5.1%||32.5 in||39.0 in||12'0"||10.81 sec||3.27 sec|
|Games (MPG)||PPG||TRPG (ORPG)||APG (TOPG)||BPG||FGM/A (%)||3FGM/A (%)||FTM/A (%)|
|38 (31.2)||12.4||8.0 (2.7)||2.0 (1.4)||1.0||5.0/10.1 (49.5%)||0.4/1.2 (35.6%)||2.0/4.7 (42.2%)|
According To The Experts:
Considered one of the most athletically gifted prospects in this year's draft class, Aaron Gordon decided to forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility after his freshman season at Arizona. In Tucson, he played primarily at the power forward position, but with his quickness and ballhandling ability, many experts believe he could play some small forward at the next level.
A native of San Jose, California, Gordon was the nation's fourth-ranked recruit in 2013, according to ESPN, drawing favorable comparisons to Clippers forward Blake Griffin. After getting a closer look at him during his freshman season at Arizona, many analysts have shifted those comparisons towards more defensively minded, high-energy forwards like Kenneth Faried and Shawn Marion.
“A very athletic and versatile PF … Is a very active and energetic type of athlete, showing great leaping ability and explosiveness … Plays with a high motor.” – NBADraft.net
“Even though it still seems like Gordon's biggest advantages lie as a mismatch threat at the power forward position—both facing the basket or making plays around the rim—he's likely talented enough to make it work wherever he plays.” – DraftExpress.com
“Gordon may be a "tweener," but when you look at his combination of elite athletic abilities, length and motor, it's hard not to fall in love with him. He's not going to be a 20-and-10 guy in the NBA, but he could very well end up filling a stat sheet. And of all the three top power forwards in the draft, he has the most defensive potential.” – ESPN.com