Men's Basketball

    23 Eric Gordon  
    Eric Gordon


    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    North Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 215




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    HONORS first team All-American and first team Freshman All-American • Sporting News All-Freshman team selection • USBWA All-District V selection • voted by the coaches as a first team All-Big Ten honoree, Big Ten Freshman of the Year and an honoree on the All-Big Ten freshman team • a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Freshman of the Year as selected by the media • named second team All-America by Sports Illustrated • one of 24 players on the Wooden Award List • one of 30 players on the Naismith Award List.


    He became the first freshman to average more than 20 points per game and first Hoosier overall since Brian Evans averaged 21.2 in 1996 • his 669 points scored was an IU and Big Ten freshman record • that total was the 10th highest overall in IU single season history • Gordon's 231 free throws made is the third highest single season total in IU history and his 277 attempts ranked fourth • his 70 three-point field goals made were the eighth most in a season in Hoosier lore.

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN)

    Led the Big Ten in scoring (20.9) • holds the IU single-season freshman scoring record • fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (83.4) and seventh in the league in 3-pt field goals made (2.19) • his 33 points vs. Chattanooga were the most points scored by a Hoosier player in his debut, breaking George McGinnis's previous record of 26 set back in 1970 • added six rebounds, four assists and three steals • added 21 points against Longwood • his 54 points also topped McGinnis' first two games of 52 points 37 years ago • reached the 30-point mark for the second time in his first three games, posting 30 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and a 12-of-13 effort from the free throw line against UNC Wilmington • also had six assists and three steals • named All-Tournament at the Chicago Invitational Challenge • had 31 points and six rebounds against Illinois State • had 20 points against Xavier and made 12-of-12 charity tosses • played all 40 minutes against Georgia Tech, putting up 29 points and making 13-of-16 foul shots • scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including four three-pointers at Southern Illinois • was also one of three Hoosiers to post three blocks against the Salukis • was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe against Tennessee State • returned from injury in fashion, pouring in 26 points, including 17 in the first half, on 8-of-13 shooting against Western Carolina • made six three-pointers versus the Catamounts, including his first five attempts from long range • shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line en route to scoring 15 points to go along with his three steals and three assists against Coppin State • dropped in 22 points against Chicago State, 14 of them coming via another perfect performance from the free throw line (14-14) • scored the most points ever for an IU freshman in his Big Ten debut with 25 points at Iowa, surpassing Steve Alford's previous record of 24 points set in 1984 • shot 7-of-11 from the floor and 9-for-11 at the line against the Hawkeyes • scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-7 from down-town at Michigan • totaled 17 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 from the line against Illinois • scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including 5-of-11 from downtown against Penn State • also chipped in six rebounds and three assists versus the Nittany Lions. • did it all against Iowa, compiling 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, four steals, three blocks, three assists and two rebounds • compiled 14 points, three boards, four assists and two steals against UConn • did a little bit of everything at Wisconsin, compiling 16 points, four boards, three assists and two steals • exploded for 29 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc against Northwestern • also knocked in 7-of-8 foul shots versus the Wildcats • scored 19 points, including a 10-for-12 performance at the free throw line, at Illinois • notched 15 points with three 3-point shots at Ohio State • contributed 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting and 9-of-10 from the line in addition to four rebounds and three assists agains Wisconsin • poured in 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the line against Michigan State, in addition to a team-high five rebounds • scored a team-high 22 points with four field goals made and a 13-of-15 showing from the line against Purdue • scored 18 points in the win at Northwestern and went 13-for-16 at the free throw line • stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, six boards, three assists and three steals against Ohio State • scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor at Michigan State • contributed three boards, two assists and two steals as well against the Spartans • posted another 20-point performance, due in large part to a 12-for-14 showing from the foul line agianst Minnesota • registered his 19th 20-plus point game with 26 points at Penn State and launched 16 treys, which shares second in IU history.


    Rated as the nation's top prospect as a senior • a 2007 graduate of Indianapolis North Central High School • played for Coach Doug Mitchell • voted Mr. Basketball in Indiana • named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Jordan Brand All-American • started and had 16 points for the yellow squad in the Jordan Brand All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden • played in the McDonald's All-Star Game and had 13 points for the West squad • attended the adidas Basketball Experience in New Orleans • named all-state • led his team to a 21-5 record and an appearance in the Class 4A state title game • averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists • shot 57.0% from the field, 46.2% from three-point range and 88.1% from the line • led Indiana to a two-game sweep in the Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series • had 32 points in Bowling Green and 20 points in the contest in Indianapolis • averaged 26.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 blocks as a junior • shot 50.9% from the floor and 85.9% from the line • an all-state choice • and Indiana Junior All-Star named all-state • the son of Eric and Denise Gordon has two brothers and was born on December 25, 1988.

    Career Statistics

    Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2007-08 32-32 1110/34.7 184-425 .433 70-208 .337 231-277 .834 23-81 104 3.3 69-0 78 115 20 42 669/20.9 TOTAL 32-32 1110/34.7 184-425 .433 70-208 .337 231-277 .834 23-81 104 3.3 69-0 78 115 20 42 669/20.9


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