Saturday, June 30, 2012

Aaron Gordon NBA Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect Aaron Gordon

6-8 - Power Forward - Arizona

Explosive leaper and dunker who excels in the open floor but is a bit of a 'tweener'.

Pros
The most explosive and electric dunker since Blake Griffin. A truly sensational jumper with awesome power and fluid body control (see video below). Unstoppable on the fast break and attacks the rim with a vengeance. Is developing very good ball skills and has good hands. A willing passer who knows how to find teammates and understands how to play the game.

Has a decent looking jumper and should be capable of becoming a dangerous all around offensive weapon. Uses his athleticism well on defense and has the potential to be a very solid rebounder at the NBA level.

Cons
At barely 6,8 doesn't have ideal size for the PF position but could grow another inch - and makes up for lack of height with his incredible jumping ability.

Must continue to develop as a wing player and improve his outside shot. Is a bit of a tweener. Not a good free throw shooter.

Projection: Top 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft