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32 - Drew Gordon

New Mexico 

  • Birthday: 7/12/90
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 239
  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • High School: Archbishop Mitty
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Aaron Williams

Strengths: Active power forward that can be effective with his back to-the-basket ... Has the athletic profile you like to see from the position ... Solid leaping ability ... Doesn't play above the rim offensively, but uses his athleticism well on the other end of the court ... Displays good strength and body control when finishing around the rim ... Strong frame that he uses effectively in post-up and box-out situations ... Nice size, standing 6'8.5" in shoes with a near 7'0" wingspan ... Solid scorer and despite being a senior, still has room to grow ... Does most of his work in the post, despite having a fairly limited variety of moves ... Has developed a reliable hook-shot and is willing to shoot it from either side of the hoop ... Has a very nice touch in the paint, which compensates for his lack of advanced footwork/technique ... Very active around the rim ... Times his cuts to the rim very well ... Has soft hands and is seemingly always receptive to passes ... Is a very solid free-throw shooter, making 74.6% of his attempts from the stripe this season ... One of the top rebounders in the nation ... Highly aggressive on both the defensive and the offensive glass ... Does a great job of boxing out and keeping players on his back ... Will pursue (and often collect) rebounds far out of his initial area... Excellent defender ... Not particularly flashy on this side of the floor, but moves his feet well and is tough to back down ... Picks up a fair amount of steals (1.1 per game in his senior season) and blocks (1.0 per game) as well ...

Weaknesses: Not a standout offensive player ... No real ball-handling ability to speak of ... Despite being a good free-throw shooter, is clearly uncomfortable shooting from the field outside of 10 feet ... Athleticism and strength won't give him the same advantage in the NBA that it did in the Mountain West Conference ... Can get temperamental and emotional on the court ... Clashed multiple times with coach Ben Howland at UCLA, though has seemed to stay out of trouble since transferring to New Mexico ...

Overall: Gordon is still developing, but even as he becomes more polished, it's hard to project him as a future NBA starter ... His defense and rebounding, however, are two skills that should play well off the bench for a quality team ... I'd expect him to be selected somewhere in the early second round for that reason ...

Tyler Ingle 6/9/12

YouTube Clip - 8/26/2009

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