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32 - Drew Gordon

6-9, 239 Power Forward
New Mexico Senior
Birthday
07/12/90 (29.4 yrs)
Hometown
San Jose, CA
High School
Archbishop Mitty
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
9
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7

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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