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Ben Gordon biography

Date of birth : 1983-04-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London, England
Nationality : British-American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-02
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, shooting guard for the Detroit Pistons, NBA Draft

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Ben Gordon is a British American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. In college he played both shooting guard and point guard for the University of Connecticut.

He is the only player to receive the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie. Gordon is second in career three point field goals for the Chicago Bulls, behind Kirk Hinrich.

CAREER:

Re-signed by Chicago (10/01/08)…Signed as a free agent by Detroit (7/8/09).

Named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year during the 2004-05 campaign, becoming the first rookie in league history to claim the award…Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team in 2005, and has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week four times in his six-year career.

In 460 career NBA games (221 starts) has averages of 17.9 points on .435 (2,882-6,629 FG) shooting with 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 30.9 minutes per game…Has scored 20-plus points coming off the bench in 83 games since 2004-05, by far the most by any player during the same six-year span…Has scored 35-plus points as a reserve six times…Scored the 10-millionth point in NBA regular season history vs. Philadelphia (1/9/10).

2009-10 (Detroit):
Appeared in a career-low 62 games (17 starts) averaging a career-low 13.8 points (.416 FG, .321 3FG, .861 FT), 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game…Missed 19 games during the season due to injury…Missed 11 games with a left ankle sprain (11/27-11/29; 12/9-12/23) and eight games with a strained right groin (1/12-1/27)…Scored the 10-millionth point in NBA regular season history with a jumper at the 3:51 mark of the second quarter vs. Philadelphia (1/9)…Among NBA league leaders, ranked T15 in free throw percentage (86.1)…In 17 starts, averaged 21.1 points, 3.7 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per game compared to 11.0 points, 2.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds and 24.3 minutes in 45 games off the bench…Led the team in scoring 18 times, assists nine times and rebounds twice…Scored 10-plus points in 39 games, 20-plus points 18 times and 30-plus points twice…Ranked third on the club in scoring (13.8 ppg)…Scored a season-high 39 points (season-high 7-11 3FG) at Miami (4/9)…Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds twice [vs. Oklahoma City (10/30) and at Indiana (3/19)]…Dished out a season-high eight assists vs. Charlotte (11/11)…Tallied a career-high-tying two blocks at Indiana (3/19)…Made his 800th career three-point field goal vs. New York (12/29)…Played in his 400th career NBA game vs. Oklahoma City (10/30)…Averaged 26.5 points and 5.3 assists over the last four games of the regular season…Averaged 17.1 points and shot 50.9% from the field in wins (18) compared to 12.5 points and 37.6% from the field in losses (44)…Missed the final game of the regular season tending to a personal matter at Minnesota (4/14).

COLLEGE:

Played three seasons at the University of Connecticut (2002-04)…Never missed a game during his three years in Storrs, appearing in 106 consecutive games…Named to the 2004 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after leading UConn to the NCAA Championship…Averaged 19.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 34.0 minutes during the 2004 Final Four…Ended his collegiate career ranked first in school history with 242 three-point field goals made, second in three-point field goal percentage (.423) and sixth in scoring (1,795 points)…Named the 2004 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Performer after scoring 81 points in three games and leading Uconn to the Big East Tournament Championship…Honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the Phoenix Regional in the 2004 NCAA Tournament…Recorded a triple-double versus Iona with 17 points and career-highs of 16 rebounds and 11 assists…Scored a career-high 37 points (12-20 FG) versus Nevada…Selected to the All-Big East Second Team following his sophomore season…Added Big East All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman…Earned Big East Rookie of the Week honors twice his freshman season and was also named UConn’s Most Improved Player that season.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Benjamin Gordon…Majored in pre-business administration at UConn…Moved from London, England to the United States shortly after birth…Enjoys watching gangster movies and reading in his spare time…Contributed $25,000 to the Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Boys and Girls Club…Each summer, he hosts the Ben Gordon Homecoming in his hometown, Mount Vernon, NY to help raise money for local youth groups and his high school’s athletic program…Donated $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in New Haven, CT…Participated in the “Get Fit with Wallgreens” fitness events to bring awareness to childhood obesity…Active in the Detroit community, he purchased 25 tickets to each home game giving underprivileged children the opportunity to watch a NBA game in-person…Took part in a fundraiser where one lucky fan could play a game of H.O.R.S.E. with him to help raise funds for the 2010 Pistons Care Telethon event which generated over $405,000 for the Food Bank Council of Michigan.


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