Gordon can shoot, but does he measure up?
As luck would have it, I stumbled into UConn's Ben Gordon working out at the Sports Club/LA while I was doing a story on Peja Samardziski. The club has two courts, and while Peja was taking a rest on one side, I wandered over to the other side to take a peek at what Gordon was up to.
His athleticism is obviously superior. He's a very explosive athlete with a big vertical jump and a very quick first step. His ball-handling skills are good. I watched him do several drills with two basketballs and he looked really good. Overall, he spent a couple of hours in the gym and looked like he was in great shape.
After the workout, Gordon wandered over to Samardziski's court and we talked for a few minutes about his expectations and his decision to declare for the draft.
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