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Eric Gordon biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : 1988-12-25
Birthplace : Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-25
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for The Clippers, NBA Draft

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Eric Ambrose Gordon, Jr., nicknamed EJ, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. In high school, he was named "Mr. Basketball" of Indiana during his senior year while playing at North Central High School.

2009-10 (Clippers):

Second on team with 16.9 points, averaged 2.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists in a team-high 36.0 minutes...appeared in career-low 62 games, started 60...led team in scoring 16 times, steals 17 times and minutes 16 times...scored 30+ points one time and had 20+ points 19 of 27 players named to 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team Program...participated in All-Star Weekend, playing for the Sophomores in the Rookie halftime of game, took part in NBA All-Star Dunk-In against Demar DeRozan, losing to DeRozan on a fan vote...10/27/09 at Lakers, led team with 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3PT, 5-6 FT) in 32:39...11/6/09 at Golden State, had team-high 25 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3PT, 6- 10 FT)...11/29/09 vs. Memphis, led all scorers with 29 points (10-18 FG, 8-8 FT) and grabbed five rebounds in 42:08...12/14/09 vs. Washington, scored 29 points (10-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 6-9 FT)...12/16/09 at Minnesota, recorded 25 points (8-14 FG, 7-13 FT) and four rebounds….1/16/10 vs. Cleveland, had 28 points (11-16 FG, 4-5 3PT, 2-3 FT) in 40:01...2/2/10 at Chicago, had 24 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3PT, 7-10 FT), six rebounds and four assists in 36:24... 2/20/10 vs. Sacramento, had 30 points (10-17 FG, 4-7 3PT, 6-7 FT) and six assists in 40:05... 2/26/10 at Phoenix, had 25 points (8-14 FG, 4- 8 3PT, 5-6 FT)… NBA: 2008-09 (Clippers): Averaged 16.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals in 34.3 minutes per game...named Second Team All-Rookie and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting…third leading scorer among all rookies...played in 78 games, started 65 contests... connected on .389 3FG Pct. (131- 337)...shot .854 from the foul line (299-350), 28th in the NBA, 3rd best among rookies... ranked 3rd among all NBA rookies with 34.3 minutes per game...named January’s TMobile Month...scored 10+ points 30 times, 20+ points 23 times, 30+ points four times and 40+ points once...led Clippers in scoring a team-high 29 times...led Clippers in assists seven times, steals 16 times, blocks eight times and minutes a teamhigh 24 times...1/23/09 vs. Oklahoma City, scored a Clippers season-high and rookie record 41 points, the only Clippers player to score 40+ points in a game last season and the most points scored by any rookie in the NBA last season... scored 19 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT) and had 6 rebounds in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend...scored a Clippers seasonhigh 15 points in the 3rd quarter 3/18/09 vs. Washington...made a Clippers season-high 13 free throws 1/6/09 at Dallas...1/4/09 vs. Detroit, scored 31 points (9-21 FG, 12-12 FT)...1/6/09 at Dallas, tallied 32 points (9-18 FG, 13-15 FT) and six assists...2/11/09 vs. New York, tallied 30 points (10-16 FG, 4-8 3PT, 6-8 FT) and five assists in 43:15...

Following freshman year…earned Second Team All-America Honors from the NABC and Third Team honors from The Associated Press…named Big Ten Freshman of the Year…earned unanimous First Team All-Conference honors from media and league coaches…honoree on the All-Big Ten freshman team…finalist for Naismith and Wooden Awards…earned National All- Freshman Team honors from Sporting News… USBWA All-District V selection…named second team All-America by Sports Illustrated…led Big Ten in scoring (20.9 points)…ranked fifth in free throw percentage (.834)…10th in steals (1.3 spg)…set Indiana and Big Ten freshman record for total points scored (669), breaking the old mark held by Michael Redd of Ohio State in 1998…that total was the 10th highest overall in IU single season history…became the first freshman to average more than 20 points per game and first Hoosier overall since Brian Evans averaged 21.2 in 1996…231 free throws made was the third highest single season total in school history and his 277 attempts ranked fourth…his 70 three-point field goals made were the eighth most in a season in Hoosier history…scored 20 or more points 19 times and topped the 30- point mark three times…posted 20-point performance, due in large part to a 12-for-14 showing from the foul line against Minnesota… registered his 19th 20-plus point game with 26 points at Penn State…


In nine games played for Team USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, averaged 8.6 points while finishing second on the team in three-pointers made (19) and second on the team in threepoint percentage (.452, 19-42 3FG), helping the United States finish a perfect 9-0 en route to winning the Gold Medal…named 2007 Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year… earned selection to McDonald’s All-American Team and also participated in Jordan Brand All- American Classic…named Indiana Mr. Basketball as a senior after he averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a in his final year at North Central High School in Indianapolis…rated as the nation’s top prospect as a senior…a 2007 graduate of Indianapolis North Central High School named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Jordan Brand All-American…averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists…shot 57.0% from the field, 46.2% from three-point range and 88.1% from the line…led Indiana to a two-game sweep in the Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series…had 32 points in Bowling Green and 20 points in the contest in Indianapolis…averaged 26.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 blocks as a junior…shot 50.9 percent from the floor...and 85.9 percent from the free throw line…an allstate choice as a junior…the son of Eric and Denise Gordon…has two brothers.

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