NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Clippers have selected Indiana
guard Eric Gordon with the seventh overall selection in the NBA
Gordon was named to the AP All-America Third Team after leading
the Big Ten in scoring last season. He set a conference scoring
record for freshmen with 669 points, topping Michael Redd's mark
set in 1998. Gordon averaged 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4
assists before deciding to leave the Hoosiers after one season.
The 6-foot-4 Gordon hit seven 3-pointers while scoring 33
rebounds in his first game last season, the most points ever in an
Indiana debut. It was one of three games in which he scored at
least 30 points, and one of 19 in which he had 20 or more. He was
chosen the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous First
Team all-conference selection.
Gordon can do it all on offense, although he shot only 43
percent for the Hoosiers. He will drive to the basket and draw
fouls before taking advantage of his .834 free throw percentage.