Drew Gordon NBA Draft Profile

Drew Gordon NBA Draft ProfileDrew Gordon, Senior, Power Forward, New Mexico


When Drew Gordon went to UCLA as a freshman during the 2008-2009 season he immediately turned into an important role-player for the Bruins. He only averaged 10.9 minutes per game, but Gordon made the most of those minutes on both ends of the floor, averaging 3.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Heading into his sophomore season Gordon stepped into a starting role. However, after starting six games and averaging 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks, he opted to transfer to New Mexico.

As a mid-season transfer Gordon was eligible to play after the first semester of the 2010-2011 campaign. After missing nine games because of the transfer, Gordon came off the bench for seven games before finally cementing his spot in the Lobos starting lineup. Despite needing some time to get into the flow of New Mexico basketball, Gordon averaged 13.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.


Final Projection:

Gordon is an extremely efficient scorer. He will not step out and hit too many outside jumpers, but he makes the most of his ability to grab offensive rebounds and score in the paint. His rebounding alone will make him an attractive option for any NBA team, but if he can develop a little more of an offensive game outside of the paint, he could have a nice future in the NBA.


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