Men's Basketball

    Gordon Named Finalist for Team USA's 2012 Olympics Roster

    Go Hoosiers! Eric Gordon (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
    Go Hoosiers!
    Eric Gordon (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 16, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana All-American and current New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon has been named as one of the 20 finalists for Team USA's 2012 London Olympics roster.

    Gordon, a native of Indianapolis and 2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, won a Gold Medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships as a member of Team USA, who went 9-0 to win the U.S.'s first world championship since 1994. He averaged 8.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.8 percent (27-of-59) from the field and 45.2 percent (19-of-42) from 3.

    In his first two games with the Hornets, Gordon averaged 21.0 points per game, while boasting a career average of 18.1 points per game in 198 career games in the NBA, including three seasons with the L.A. Clippers.

    The official 12-man U.S. Olympic team roster will be announced later this year.

     

     


       

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