Clippers Draft Gordon and Jordan in 2008 NBA Draft
Anaheim, Calif., June 27, 2008 - Anaheim Arsenal parent club, Los Angeles Clippers, used the 7th and 35th overall pick in yesterday's 2008 NBA draft to select guard Eric Gordon and center DeAndre Jordan.
Gordon, who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is a 6' 4" 215-pound shooting guard from Indiana University. As a freshman Gordon led the Hoosiers and the Big Ten in scoring with 20.9 points per game while averaging 2.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds.
In the second round of the draft, the Clippers used the 35th overall selection to pick 7'0" 260-pound center DeAndre Jordan from Texas A&M. Jordan averaged 7.9 ppg while leading his team in rebounding (6.0 rpg), blocked shots (1.3 bpg), and field goal percentage (.617).
Gordon and Jordan could potentially be placed on assignment with the Anaheim Arsenal during their first two seasons in the NBA.
The Arsenal's other parent club, the Atlanta Hawks, did not have a first or second round draft pick in the 2008 NBA draft. The Hawks used the rights to their 2008 draft picks to acquire Joe Johnson from the Phoenix Suns in 2005, and Mike Bibby from the Sacramento Kings in 2008.
Players on the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Clippers who are also eligible for assignment to the Arsenal are:
Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford, Acie Law, Mario West
Los Angeles Clippers: Eric Gordon, Nick Fazekas, DeAndre Jordan, Al Thorton, Marcus Williams
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