VIDEO: Arizona's Aaron Gordon flushes a sick alley-oop
Take a look at a player expected to be one of the best freshmen in the country next season, Aaron Gordon. He's getting Blake Griffin comparisons.
Aaron Gordon is one reason Arizona is going to be a Pac-12 favorite next season. He's an athletic freak, a player who -- fairly or unfairly -- is already earning comparisons to Blake Griffin. Gordon was recently training at USA Basketball's U19 World Championships camp. In the video above he takes a lob from five-star 2014 player Jahlil Okafor.
Gordon is a tremendous physical specimen who's already looking ahead to how he'll play at the college and NBA level. (He's projected top-five for 2014's NBA Draft.)
“For my overall career, I want to be a 2/3. That’s what I want to get to: a 2/3 being able to handle the ball and posting up,” Gordon told Sporting News. “I want to be a complete player. That means every position in my arsenal. ... I can stand here and hit open shots all day long. What I need to do is figure out a way to get my shot in the shooting pocket quicker and smoother in the flow of the game. Once I get that, then I think I’m there.”
Gordon's game is still developing, and some have begun to wonder how Sean Miller will distribute all that talent and where to fit Gordon in. He's 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds. He could play the 4, but he wants to step out and fit into a 3 at the college level, clearly. This is one of those good problems, as they say.
If you're seeking an all-encompassing look at the camp and how the college hoops stars of tomorrow fared, Draft Express' Jonathan Givony has a thorough review of the past couple of weeks.
Aaaand one more look at that Gordon hammer-home:
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