Eric Gordon, Jr. ( born December 25, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana ) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the New Orleans Hornets under contract. The 1.93 m wide and about 100 kg shooting guard was drafted in seventh place in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.
In November 2005, he gave Bruce Weber, head coach of the basketball team of the University of Illinois, his word to play for his university. When, however, with Jeff Meyer, a friend of Gordon family, has been named assistant coach of the Indiana University, Gordon changed his mind and played from 2007 to 2008 for the Indiana University. He scored an average of 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and converted 33.7% of his three-point throws. In January 2009, he was named rookie of the month of the Western Conference.
Before the start of the season he was transferred along with Chris Kaman and Al - Farouq Aminu of the Clippers to the New Orleans Hornets. In return, the Clippers received multiple Allstar Chris Paul. For the Hornets, Gordon was able to complete only a few games and the team spent the entire season in the cellar of the Western Conference due to injury. His contract ended in 2012, Gordon received a maximum contract over four years and $ 58 million of the Phoenix Suns offered, but the Hornets decided to catch up with the offer. To remain in New Orleans Eric Gordon four more years.