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: