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Gordon is one-and-done

Posted on: April 4, 2008 1:12 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2008 1:13 pm
 

SAN ANTONIO -- Eric Gordon is entering the NBA Draft.

That should come as no surprise.

A source close to the situation told CBSSports.com that Gordon essentially made up his mind long ago, and now it's just a matter of making a formal announcement. Initially, that formal announcement was to come at a Monday press conference. But a Friday morning story in the Indianapolis Star might expedite the process and force the Gordons to speak publicly before the weekend.

Either way, none of this caught Tom Crean off guard.

A source said the new Indiana coach met with Gordon after he was hired Wednesday but didn't really make a push to try to convince Gordon to remain at Indiana for his sophomore year. Crean, according to the source, basically told Gordon he understood why he was entering the draft and agreed with the decision before adding that if he needed him to help in any way he'd be eager and willing to assist.

Meantime, a high-level NBA executive -- speaking on the condition of anonymity -- told CBSSports.com that Gordon is "in a bunch of about seven prospects" that will compete to be selected after Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley go No. 1 and No. 2 in some order of the NBA Draft. According to the NBA executive, Brook Lopez will be the "safe" pick at No. 3, but Gordon could go that high if he works out well. More likely, the source said, Gordon will go somewhere between No. 5 and No. 10 and is at no risk of falling out of the lottery.
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Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 5:28 pm
 

Gordon is one-and-done

Gordon gave up on his team at the end of the year as many of Indiana palyers did. I don't see anything changing in the NBA. Gordon is overrated and I don't expect him to be a top 5 pick.



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2008 10:55 am
 

Gordon is one-and-done

Gordon needs another "two" years in college to be able to seriously compete in the NBA.  He has the talent but not much else at this point.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 10:40 am
 

Gordon is one-and-done

As stated; "No surprise at all!"

But...the boy has some issues to work on. I think he is a good player; don't get me wrong.

One thing that bothered me the most for Gordon was; he never was in it for Indiana University. I still believe in the philosophy of one of the greatest coaches of all time; Bob "The General" Knight. You come here to play for the school; your name doesn't mean squat (as the nameless jersey's) and there is four other guys on that court; you play as a team and win as a team.

I'll be anxious to see where he ends up at the picks and "if" he plays next season for that team.




Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 10:38 am
 

Gordon is one-and-done

i dont think its a big suprise that Gordon decided to leave, his game is mor suited for the NBA anyways. Yeah he needs some skill work here and there but everybody does. as to him not being able to play all 82 games. no one expects a rookie to be able to anyways. do we want them to, yes. but expecting them to is unfair to them.




Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 7:44 am
 

Gordon is one-and-done

 I had the opportunity to see indiana play a few times this year,twice against my beloved badgers,and im not sad to see the kid leave the big ten at all. very skilled player,he doesnt look like he has the ups and explosiveness he does. hes a sharpshooter who can score off the bounce and finish with power. i was really impressed with his skill set, you dont see alot of young players like him, maybe a coaches son or something of that nature. hope he winds up in milwaukee!

brian m,   




Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2008 10:36 pm
 

Cry Baby

Gordon is a big cry baby. I feel like he's gonna storm to his room and suck his thumb any time something goes wrong)doesn't like the call, etc.). I don't know if that'll be an asset or a detriment in the NBA. Look at Allen Iverson and the angry Rasheed Wallace(but Wallace got picked up by the neck and chocked by Andre Riddick[haha, great moment]) .



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2008 9:51 pm
 

Gordon is one-and-done

I WONDER IF IU COULD HAVE WON SOME OF THOSE 4 GAMES THEY LOST AT  THE END, WITHOUT PLAYING GORDAN.

HE IS CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE NBA.  HE OFTEN SHOT 33 %  OR LESS FROM THE FIELD, FOR A HALF OR MOST OF A GAME.

ONCE HE HAD MORE TURNOVERS THAN THE REST OF IU COMBINED. HE REACTED TERRIBLY TO STRESS. FIRST PLAYING AT ILL, AND THEN AFTER THE TURMOIL AT THE END. HE MIGHT BECOME A GREAT PLAYER, BUT HE IS NOT EVEN A GREAT COLLEGE PLAYER YET.  DOES HE KNOW THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PRESSURE IN THE NBA. WHEN A LOWLY TEAM DRAFTS HIM AND THE WHOLE  CITY AND STATE,  LOOKS TO HIM FOR SALVATION.  

HE REALLY NEEDS TO STAY AT INDIANA. HE COULD DESTROY HIS CAREER BY ENTERING THE NBA NOW. HE IS NOT READY.

THOSE WHO SING HIS PRAISE HAVE NOT LOOKED CLOSELY AT THE BOX SCORES EVERY GAME.




Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2008 8:40 pm
 

Gordon is one-and-done

Just another one and done with no idea of what draft stock is.  He should stay one more year under Crean, and become the most prolific guard in the college ranks and then go in the top 3 next year.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2008 6:43 pm
 

Gordon is one-and-done

Heres the thing about him trailing off at the end of the season, he played his last ten games with a brace on his badly sprained wrist (check out the brace) he was a stud when he was healthy , i do agree he has a lot to learn ,he does not handle the ball well but buy the third year in the nba he will be solid... 



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2008 3:01 pm
 

Gordon is one-and-done

According to everyone that posted after this article, Gordon is overrated and probably needs to stay in the NCAA for another year.  Are you people delusional?!!!  Led the Big 10 in scoring - does that mean anything to you?  The reason that he didn't appear to be 'better' is that he had a terrible coach in Sampson.  When Sampson tells Erin Andrews at halftime that he is just going to tell Gordon to shoot it everytime he gets the ball, you know you are dealing with a moron of a coach.  When Gordon gets to the pros, he is going to do much better, because they don't play D in the NBA and they will be able to set him up for shots and drives much better thsn Sampson ever did at IU.


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