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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 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 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: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 9:36 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

I get what you are saying, and in a perfect world everybody would go to college, get their degrees and go on to have wonderful careers in the NBA. The reality of the situation is that you have a small window of opportunity that weighs potential against development.


Look at Josh McRoberts (also from Indy). When he was a freshman he was touted as a lottery pick and by the time he came out as a sophomore he was the 37th overall pick. Should he have stayed or came out after his freshman year? The difference in money is over 3 million dollars.


The average IU grad makes $68,000 a year. If Gordon goes in the top 10 as predicted, he’ll earn in 2 years what it would take the average IU grad over 50 to earn (yes, inflation/cost of living increases factor), but numbers to numbers it’s 50 years.


If you can go in the first round, you go. It’s irresponsible not to.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 8:54 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

nice and the NBA?  At least Conley won games for OSU Gordon had a big man to go to for trouble...but no he turned the ball over an average of 5 times a game.....who think this is a good decision????   I would rather take Jay Williams after he crashed his motorcyle....and he has a limp...Gordon is an idiot....actually its probably his dad because daddy doesnt want to work anymore.  Gordon does have upside....taking stupid jumpshots for 30 feet.  Thats all

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 8:53 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

Bob you are so right, we get on these guys for leaving early, we shouldnt. I believe hes not ready but, the team that drafts him understands this,they will let him groom into the position, and yes all hoosier fans knew he would leave after this year so lets move on to next year!!

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2008 8:33 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

 ok  gordon going after the money  period he  needs at least 2 more yrs at the college level its show me the money  could get more money but a young kid my question can he handle a 82 game season just to start plus the road  he's not ready sorry mr gordon do yourself a favor atleast stay in school for one more yr

Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2008 8:15 pm

Gordon is NOT READY

Have any of you not watched this guy play? I'm a BIG hoosier fan..and this kid had one of the worst shooting percentages around, was in NO WAY a clutch player at all, and his turnovers are still a problem.  Most of his points were from his athletic ability to move in the lane...but otherwise, just a typical College Freshman if you ask me.  He's no doubt a promising player...but he could've benefit himself by staying in college at least another year to mature his game.

And another thing that bothers me is how all these IU players stand behind their cheating coach like he was a Legend.  Stupid Shit. 

Kelvin Sampson and Bill Belicheck should start a team together.

Good Luck Tom Crean and the Hoosiers next year..looks like we're gonna need it.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 7:01 pm

Gordon is one-and-done


;     &nbs
p; So Sorry my  friend,the saying goes "A bird in the hand,is better the one in the bush."He used IU in a way to show off his talent,with no intention on staying past his freshman year.  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.


  Signed,I can hardly blame him.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 6:55 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

;  Sorry but you're not thinking like Eric Gordon.In your world,if he went back to school,he'd have to make sure he went to class and make sure his grades are standard.During the basketball season he'd have to worry about injuring himself and not being able to play NBA ball.Unfortunately  whether he's ready or not,one thing is for sure and that is money talks.ANYBODY,and I mean anybody that has a chance at that  kind of jack,would do the same.Besides getting paid,all he has to do is develop his game,while having the best seat at the games.Yes,he was one and done,but I'm glad it was at IU,instead of Duke or NC.


;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;      Signed an IU Fan



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2008 6:36 pm
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Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2008 6:25 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

Hey Gary, you want to be in the JWUT?

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 6:15 pm

Gordon is one-and-done

For all those that are saying "if he just stayed one more year he would go higher in the draft next year", look no farther than Roy Hibbert. A guaranteed top 5 pick last year that has fallen off a cliff. While they are definitely different players, Gordon is pretty much assured himself of being a lottery pick, and an injury or a bad season could destroy that. Additionally, while we never know with young men in "the league" that come into a lot of money (from a maturity aspect), Mr. Gordon seems to handle himself extremely well. He did a fine job dealing with the Illionois/Indiana mess not to mention the Kelvin Sampson debacle! and his parents seem to be a big part of his life.

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