For much of the NBA Draft process, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and the Arizona Wildcats’ Aaron Gordon have been lumped together in a crowded group of talented freshman power forwards. Read 3-5 mock drafts, and you’ll probably see 3-4 different orders as to which they’re drafted.
As it turns out, Gordon may be the one who ends up getting drafted first, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Aaron Gordon is almost assuredly to be drafted before forwards Noah Vonleh and Julius Randle, front office sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014
Gordon, who was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, averaged 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game with 38 starts for the Wildcats this year. He is a shade under 6-9 but weighs in at only 220 pounds. While he has a lot of muscle and strength, he’s pretty light for a power forward in the NBA. Shawn Marion is a common comparison for Gordon.
The latest Draft Express Mock Draft has Gordon, Randle and Vonleh getting drafted in that order.
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