Although former Arizona Wildcats’ forward Aaron Gordon wasn’t all that productive in his one and only college season, many scouts believe he will succeed on the next level.
The main reason? He is one of the 2014 NBA Draft’s best athletes. On Friday at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, he posted a standing vertical leap of 32.5 inches, better than Dwight Howard or Blake Griffin.
According to Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe, Gordon met with the Boston Celtics and was asked a very interesting question.
Aaron Gordon met w/ Celtics, said they asked how many pennies are in a million bucks. Said he got it right in 22 seconds. They timed him.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) May 16, 2014
Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel reports the Orlando Magic have also interviewed Gordon.
Arizona PF Aaron Gordon has been interviewed by the Orlando Magic at the combine.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) May 16, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers have also shown interest in Gordon.
Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for ther Wildcats last season.