Arizona's Aaron Gordon Makes Leap to NBA, Will Succeed Right Away

By Trevor Lowry

Arizona‘s Aaron Gordon is making the leap to the NBA after one season in college hoops. Fans can expect him to succeed right away.

Gordon should go somewhere in the top 10. However, that is a different argument for a different time.

Gordon is very athletic, he plays great defense and he has mad hops. Is his offensive game where it needs to be? Well, he doesn’t have the best shot in the world and he will more than likely have to learn how to play at the three spot. That is fine. He is young, has room for improvement and his athletic ability will take him a long way.

Gordon just needs to land on the right team and in the right system; however, you can basically say that about any player.

In his first year as a Wildcat, Gordon averaged 12.4 points per game, eight rebounds per game, two assists per game and one block per game. Not bad.

He is a big reason why Arizona was so good this year and his name was in the headlines all season long.

So what if Gordon is a little undersized for the power forward position, if you are a good player, well, you are a good player. I am not sure how much Gordon’s shot will develop at the next level, but I am sure it will get better. And, I am sure that is what his future NBA team would want.

The good thing about Gordon is the fact that he is such a good defender. So what if his offensive game needs some work, he can still play defense at the next level right now. Plus, his athleticism is really going to help him out.

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