Ben Gordon is a professional basketball player who is best known for his impressive college and professional career. His career began when he was recruited by the University of Connecticut in 2001 and was part of the 2004 NCAA National Championship team. After college, he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2004 and spent five seasons in the NBA before going on to play in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Ben Gordon was born on April 4, 1983, in London, England. He grew up in the Mount Vernon area of New York and attended Mount Vernon High School. In high school, he was a star player on the basketball team, leading them to the state championship in 2001. He was named the New York State Player of the Year in 2001 and was also selected to the McDonald’s All-American team.
In 2001, Gordon was recruited by the University of Connecticut and was part of the Huskies team that won the 2004 NCAA National Championship. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four and was also selected to the All-Big East First Team. During his college career, he averaged 17.5 points per game and was named to the All-Big East Second Team in 2003.
In 2004, Gordon was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004-2005 and was part of the Bulls team that reached the playoffs in 2005. From 2009 to 2014, he played in the Chinese Basketball Association and won two championships with the Dongguan Leopards. In 2015, he returned to the NBA and signed with the Charlotte Hornets.
Ben Gordon has had a remarkable basketball career, from his impressive college career at the University of Connecticut to his successful professional career in both the NBA and the Chinese Basketball Association. He has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career and is considered one of the best players of his generation.