Indiana’s Top 40 All-Time Basketball Players: #39 Eric Gordon
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And the 40-day countdown to the Hoosiers’ termination for the 2022-23 season continues as we name Indiana’s 39th greatest basketball player of all time. Considering all the great players who have played in Bloomington, leaving many great players for school hurts, but it makes sense with who gets included and who gets left out.
Indiana’s Top 40 Basketball Players of All Time
Eric Gordon (2008-2009)
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Indiana Basketball Career Stats: 20.9 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, 2.2 3PM, 33.7 3P%
Although he only played one season with the Hoosiers, Eric Gordon immediately proved just how good a freshman basketball player he was at Bloomington. In his college debut, Gordon had 33 points and seven 3-pointers against Chattanooga, and that was just the start.
As you can see in the video below, Gordon was more than just a shooter in college; he showed off his athleticism and ability to easily get into the lane. Another standout performance for the rookie was in his first Big Ten game of his career, where Gordon scored high with 25 points and made nine of his 11 free throws that game.
With only one season under his belt, Gordon has placed in the top ten in school history for a single season in the following statistical categories:
Three-point attempts – 208 (tied for 4th)
Free throws made – 231 (3rd)
Free throws attempted – 277 (4th)
Dots – 669 (10th)
Gordon probably had one of the best NBA careers of any Indiana basketball player, entering his 15th NBA season averaging 16.4 PPG and shooting 37.1 percent from behind the arc throughout his career. Gordon has a chance to move into the top 25 in career three-pointers (1,746), behind Peja Stojakovic (1,760) who sits in 25th place.