Aaron Gordon spent one year with the Arizona Wildcats before moving on to the NBA, and averaged 12.4 points and eight rebounds per game in that 2013-14 season.
But if he had his way, he would have been in the NBA that year.
Gordon was answering a bunch of questions on Twitter on Friday, and then the one-and-done rule came up, and he was asked if he would’ve gone straight to the NBA out of high school if he could.
This was his answer:
My plan was always to go straight out of high school. I would've if they didn't change the rule...— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) June 9, 2017
But I'm grateful for Sean miller and Az https://t.co/w6XErZ9eRf
It’s not like the rule was brand new when Gordon was coming out of high school. The 19-year-old age limit was set in 2006 and reaffirmed in the 2011 CBA between the union and the owners. So to say his plan was to always go straight out of high school is a little odd.
He did answer some things about his time at Arizona, like this about T.J. McConnell:
He is a Straight savage on the court. Dimes for days. Gives it his all every night. https://t.co/BTl4EdegNQ— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) June 9, 2017
His best friends not on the Magic are all Arizona guys:
All my AZ guys— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) June 9, 2017
Rondae TJ Stanley. They're my dudes https://t.co/hqBZgNntEy
The fan support in Tucson:
Sell out every night. The students would line up hours before game time!! https://t.co/VEpBdXhTxY— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) June 9, 2017
And he’s predicting a National Championship for Arizona this year:
Oh, and you can’t forget a question from the one and only Mark Tollefsen: