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Clippers draft Eric Gordon with seventh pick in 2008 NBA Draft

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Clippers drafted guard Eric Gordon as the seventh overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played collegiate basketball with the Indiana Hoosiers.

Gordon played one season with the Hoosiers. He averaged 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 32 starts in 34.7 minutes per game.

Former Indiana Hoosiers guard Eric Gordon drives past Patrick Beverley and Gary Ervin against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the first round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional
Eric Gordon drives past Patrick Beverley and Gary Ervin against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the first round of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

He was a 2007-08 Wooden Award Finalist. He also led the Big Ten Conference with his 20.9 points per game average.

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Gordon was the leading scorer in the conference on the season with 669 points. He beat out teammate D.J. White, who had 575 points.

He joins the Clippers, who went 23-59 for last place in the Pacific Division. They were 34 games behind the Division-leading Los Angeles Lakers, who went 57-25.

The Clippers averaged 93.8 points per game. Gordon will attempt to improve on that.

Gordon is expected to be a shooting guard for the team. The Clippers had Guillermo Diaz, Richie Frahm, Cuttino Mobley, and Quinton Ross, as the team’s shooting guards this past season.

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Mobley was fourth on the team in scoring. He averaged 12.8 points per game.

Gordon was the team’s highest draft pick since 2004 when the team had the fourth overall pick. With that selection, the Clippers drafted Shaun Livingston from Peoria High School in Illinois.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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