Accolades: Mr. Basketball – Indiana – high school (07), Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year – high school (07), McDonald’s All-American (07).
Scouting Report: An explosive, athletic shooting guard.
Strengths: An explosive scorer – topped 30 points in three of his first four NCAA games. Capable passer with decent court vision. Very quick and athletic. Relentlessly attacks the hoop. Great leaper. Very sweet looking shot. Shoots for a very high percentage from the floor, the foul line and behind the three-point arc. Strong build – NBA strength. Poised - used to playing in front of hostile crowds.
Weaknesses:Undersized for an NBA two-guard – some sites have him listed at only 6’3”. Very young and inexperienced – will only be 19-years-old when the NBA season tips off. Turnover prone – notches more turnovers than assists. Needs to work on point guard skills for the NBA.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Top five pick.
Consensus: Gordon’s athleticism, explosiveness, strength and skills should allow him to score a bunch at the NBA level. The key for him to really excel is to develop his point guard skills (or grow a couple of inches).
Stats: Eric Gordon Stats
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