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2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Aaron Gordon

aaron gordon dunking 2014 ncaa tournament
(Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Gordon
Arizona – Freshman (Born 1995)
Power Forward
6’9″ 220 lbs

 

College Accolades:

AP Honorable Mention All-American (2014)
First Team All-Pac-12 (2014)
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2014)
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2014)
NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Tournament Team (2014)
Pac-12 Tournament All Tournament Team (2014)

The Good:

– close to 7-foot wingspan
– terrific athlete
– very quick & agile
– great leaper
– efficient scorer around the rim
– solid rebounder
– very good playmaker for a power forward
– decent level of steals & blocks
– takes very good care of the ball – low turnovers
– strong defensive player
– smart player & hard worker
– experience playing in big games (and played well in them)
– could still be getting taller (grew over an inch in past year)

The Bad:

- not much of an offensive game at this point
– horrible free throw shooter
– poor jump shooter
– not a very efficient shooter/scorer
– needs to put on weight

 

The Video Proof:

NBA Comparison: 

Kenneth Faried, Shawn Marion

 

The Skinny:

He may never develop into a reliable offensive player, but Gordon’s smarts, athleticism, motor and defensive abilities will make him a solid NBA player for years.

 

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