Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CBB to NBA Player Comparisons: Aaron Gordon

Arizona power forward Aaron Gordon holds an eery resemblance to Clippers forward Blake Griffin. First off, they share incredible similarities in terms of look, as they are both ripped and stand around 6'9''.  Outside of that, their play styles are also remarkably similar, as they both have endless arsenals of explosive and powerful moves to the basket that often end up on SportsCenter highlight reels.  Both Griffin and Gordon have tremendous athleticism but are still working on polishing their outside game. They are also fantastic defenders, with long arms and quick feet that allow them to influence shots in the lane and stay with their man on the perimeter.  Gordon has as high a ceiling as anybody in this draft class not named Joel Embiid or Andrew Wiggins, so it would not be surprising to see a lottery team take a chance on him, as he has the tools to become a franchise player like Blake Griffin in the future.

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