New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon grew up in Indianapolis and was named "Mr. Basketball" of Indiana in his senior year of high school. Then he went to Indiana for one season and led the Big 10 in scoring. So he headed off to the NBA and was drafted seventh overall in 2008 by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last month the news slipped out that Gordon and the NBA-owned Hornets weren't able to work out a long-term extension. He'll be a restricted free agent this summer and some Indiana Pacers fans are hoping that he'll return to the Hoosier state. And Gordon isn't denying that possibility.
"It's going to be interesting," Gordon said Tuesday of his coming free agency, according to the Indianapolis Star. "It's all about whatever happens, happens. Coming back [to Indiana] would be a lot of pressure, but I think it would be good for the fans."
The 23-year-old Gordon is averaging 21 points, five rebounds, and two assists per game.