Aaron Gordon Biography

(Basketball Player)

Birthday: September 16, 1995 (Virgo)

Born In: San Jose, California, United States

Aaron Gordon is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of Ed Gordon, former San Diego State basketball star. He came to limelight when he led the USA team to the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship gold medal, in 2011. He also had a team-highs of 17.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game. He again led the US to another gold medal at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in 2013, in Prague. His career with the NBA began in 2014, after being picked in the NBA draft by the Orlando Magic as the fourth overall pick. He had taken part in the Slam Dunk Contest in 2016, which he had lost to Zach LaVine. He took part again in 2020, though he again lost, this time to Derrick Jones Jr.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Aaron Addison Gordon

Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males


father: Ed Gordon

mother: Shelly Davis

siblings: Drew, Elisabeth

Born Country: United States

Basketball Players American Men

Height: 6'9" (206 cm), 6'9" Males

Notable Alumni: University Of Arizona

U.S. State: California

City: San Jose, California

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education: University of Arizona

Childhood & Early Life
Aaron Gordon was born on 16th September 1995, in San Jose, California. His father is Ed Gordon, a former San Diego State basketball star, and his mother is Shelly Davis Gordon. His father is of African American descent, while his mother is Caucasian American.
He has an older brother named Drew, who also plays professional basketball. His older sister, Elise, used to play for the Harvard women’s basketball team between 2010 and 2014.
He studied at Archbishop Mitty High School and used to be proficient in basketball from his early years. He led his team to victory at Division II state basketball championships in his sophomore and junior seasons. He was named as USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2013.
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College Career
Aaron Gordon was committed to the University of Arizona from 2nd April 2013. The decision was announced by Gordon himself in a press conference which was held before the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game. He performed brilliantly leading the team to a 110-99 victory and was also named the game’s MVP.
In February 2014, Gordon was also named among 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-Pac-12 first team, and also earned a Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year and Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors.
NBA Career
Aaron Gordon was selected in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, as their fourth overall pick. After signing in with the team, he joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League, and he took part in the first 11 games of the 2014-2015 season. Unfortunately, he suffered a fracture in his left foot and was ruled out indefinitely.
He made his comeback on January 2015, against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He soon recorded his first career double-double with 10 points as well as 12 rebounds in a 97-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He rejoined the Orlando Magic in July for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he was able to average 21.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks in three games.
During the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, he took part in the Slam Dunk Contest. He became the runner-up to Zach LaVine. In the 2016-2017 season, he had a career-high score of 33 points in a 113-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He took part in the Slam Dunk Contest again, for the second consecutive time, but failed to go beyond the first round.
Aaron Gordon had a career-high of 41 points, in the 2017-2018 season. He re-signed with the Orlando Magic in the 2018-2019 season, and in the team’s season opener, he also had 26 points and 16 rebounds in a 104-101 victory against the Miami Heat. In January 2019, he achieved his career-high of nine assists in a 112-84 win against the Chicago Bulls.
During the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, he took part in the Slam Dunk Contest and became runner-up to Derrick Jones Jr.
National Team Career
Aaron Gordon led Team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in 2011. He also scored a team-highs of 17.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game.
In 2013, he took part in the Under-19 FIBA World Cup, held at Prague. He performed well, with a team-highs of 16.2 points, and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Acting Career
Aaron Gordon made his acting debut in 2018, with one of the important roles in the sports comedy film Uncle Drew. The film stars Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller. Gordon played the role of a streetball player named Casper Jones. The film was a commercial success, earning over $ 46 million on a budget of $ 18 million. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
Personal Life
Aaron Gordon is dating basketball player turned social media star Dakota Gonzalez since 2017.

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