Former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon is one of the more intriguing players in the draft.
It looks like he could be picked anywhere from fifth-overall to late in the lottery. He didn’t have the most productive season as a freshman, but is an extremely athletic and talented prospect.
Gordon, via his draft diary that he is writing for Slam Online, will next visit the Boston Celtics, who hold the sixth-overall and 17th-overall picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft and the Orlando Magic, who hold the fourth-overall and 12th-overall picks.
I’m back at P3, working out now. I have a big week planned. I’m headed out to Boston to workout for the Celtics. From there, I’m going straight to Orlando. Then, I’m playing it by ear. If any team wants to bring me back, I’m there. That’s the grind.
A couple days ago someone said to me, The Draft is coming up. I was like, Oh my God; it is coming up!
It’s getting closer. Every time someone talks about the Draft coming up it just makes me smile. I’m just happy about it. I’m completely happy.
Gordon is ranked by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express as the ninth-best prospect in the daft and currently projects the Philadelphia 76ers to draft him with the 10th-overall pick. Gordon, who measured in at 6’8.75″ and 220 points with a wingspan of 6’11.75″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 49.5% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 42.2% from the free throw line for the Wildcats this season.