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#0 Drew Gordon
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty

 

2008-09
Drew Gordon played in 34 of 35 games, missing the Bruins' first round game in the NCAA Tournament against VCU (Mar. 19) with a concussion ... he averaged 10.9 minutes per contest without making any starts ... he scored in 26 of 34 games, reaching double figures twice ... had at least one rebound in 32 of 34 games of the season (none in a home loss to #16 Arizona State on Jan. 17 in a season-low three minutes; and none in the win at California on Feb. 28 in six minutes) ... was tied for fourth on the team in rebounding at 3.4 rebounds per game ... was third on the squad in offensive rebounds with 45 on the year (1.3 per game) ... led the team and was one of nine Bruins that shot 50 percent or better from the field, connecting on 56.5 percent of his shots (52-for-92) from the field ... struggled from the free-throw line, shooting 50.0 percent (18-for-36) on the year ... completed the first double-double of his career with season-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds in the home win over Wyoming (Dec. 23) ... scored his Pac-10 high of 11 points in the league-opening win at Oregon State (Jan. 2) ... was second on the team in dunks with 19 on the year ... was third on the team in blocks with 15 on the year (compared to eighth in minutes played) ... is seventh on the squad in steals with 18 ... registered a season-high-tying three steals with two points and one rebound in 11 minutes in the home win over Washington (Feb. 19) ... had six points and five rebounds with one block in 10 minutes in the win over Oregon (Mar. 7) ... had four points, two rebounds and a block shot while going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe and making his only field goal attempt in the Bruins' second-round loss to Villanova in the 2009 NCAA Tournament (Mar. 21).

HIGH SCHOOL
Gordon was a four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High School ... registered career highs of 29 points, 21 rebounds, 11 blocks shots (three times) and seven assists ... listed as the No. 15 power forward and the No. 42 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 16 power forward and the No. 45 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com ... was invited to play in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic on April 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York ... named to the 2008 Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West first team ... named the most valuable player of the 2007-08 Les Schwab Invitational ... was a three-time (2005-07) All-West Catholic Athletic League first team selection ... played in 11 games as a senior (2007-08), averaging 17.5 ppg and 10.5 rpg before being sidelined by an ankle injury; Archbishop Mitty lost in the state championship game ... as a junior, averaged 15.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 spg and 4.1 bpg, shooting 63.8 percent from the floor, 50.0 percent from 3-point range and 70.2 percent from the free-throw line ... helped lead Archbishop Mitty to a 29-6 record, a No. 9 ranking in the West Region by USA Today and to the state championship game ... named the 2007 San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year ... earned 2007 EA Sports second-team All-America honors ... tabbed the 2007 Cal-Hi Sports Athlete of the Year in addition to being named a 2007 All-California State first-team selection ... as a sophomore in 2005-06, averaged 14.7 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.4 spg and 3.9 bpg as Archbishop Mitty finished the season with a 29-7 record and third-place finish in the state tournament ... named the 2006 Cal State Sophomore Player of the Year, All-CIF third team, All-Northern California first team, All-CCS first team and All-WCAL first team selection in 2005-06 ... also named to the 2006 Pangos All-American Camp top-20 "Cream of the Crop" ... as a freshman in 2004-05, averaged 9.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 3.0 spg and 4.5 bpg ... named a 2005 Freshman All-America selection in addition to earning CIF Central Coast Section (CCS) Freshman of the Year honors; All-WCAL first-team selection and All-CCS second-team honoree in 2004-05 ... has competed for the AAU Oakland Soldiers since 2003 ... attended the 2005 and 2006 ABCD Camps and ranked among the top 10 both years.

USA BASKETBALL
Was a Member of the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival Red Team that finished with a 5-0 record and the gold medal ... started in three of five games played, averaging 10.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg and 1.4 bpg ... among 2007 Festival participants, ranked fourth in blocks per game, eighth in rebounding average and 21st in scoring average ... accepted an invitation to attend the 2007 and 2009 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team Trials but was injured both times and was unable to compete ... named a finalist for the 2006 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team on June 18, 2006; was the only member of the class of 2008 at the USA U18 National Team Trials.

PERSONAL
Full name: Drew Edward Gordon ... he is right-handed ... born in San Jose, Calif., on July 12, 1990 ... his parents are Ed Gordon and Shelly Davis ... his mother also attended UCLA ... has a younger brother, Aaron (14) and a younger sister, Elisabeth (17) ... lists playing in the Nike Hoop Summit on the USA squad against the World Select Team in Portland's Rose Garden as his biggest athletic thrill ... lists competing as a thrower in track and field as things he likes to do ... majoring in business economics.

 

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