Wildcats’ Gordon Goes 4th to Orlando

Gordon brings hoops magic to Orlando

2014-06-27T00:00:00Z 2014-06-27T08:52:08Z Gordon brings hoops magic to OrlandoArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 27, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Aaron Gordon’s brief time in Tucson was charmed, punctuated with promising peeks of future stardom.

He was magic. Thursday, he became one.

The Orlando Magic selected Gordon with the No. 4 overall pick, making the rangy, athletic forward an instant millionaire and — in Tucson — the latest in a line of first-round picks. Even by the Wildcats’ high standards, Gordon stands out. Only three UA stars have ever been picked higher, and they’re the stuff of legend. Mike Bibby. Sean Elliott. Derrick Williams.

Gordon’s success came via sweat, not sorcery. Coaches and teammates praised his work ethic, sportsmanship and selflessness during his time at Arizona. It helped, too, that his leaping ability and willingness to learn complex concepts were off the charts.

Tucson’s magic man now belongs to Orlando. It’ll be fun to watch the leap.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 16 2 0 0.889 34 3 0 0.919
Utah 13 5 0 0.722 26 8 0 0.765
Oregon 12 5 0 0.706 25 10 0 0.714
UCLA 11 7 0 0.611 22 13 0 0.629
Arizona State 9 9 0 0.500 19 16 0 0.543
Stanford 9 9 0 0.500 22 13 0 0.629
Oregon State 8 10 0 0.444 16 14 0 0.533
Colorado 7 10 0 0.412 16 16 0 0.500
Washington State 7 11 0 0.389 13 18 0 0.419
California 6 11 0 0.353 17 15 0 0.531
Washington 5 13 0 0.278 16 15 0 0.516
USC 3 14 0 0.176 12 19 0 0.387

Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Xavier at
Arizona
3/26 60-68
UCLA at
Gonzaga
3/27 4:15 pm
Utah at
Duke
3/27 6:45 pm
Arizona at
Wisconsin
3/28 3:09 pm
Stanford at
Old Dominion
3/31 6:00 pm
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