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 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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