Gordon named finalist for U.S. Olympic team

Former Indiana guard and current New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon was named one of 20 finalists for the U.S. Olympic squad for the London Olympics this summer. Gordon was part of the U.S. national squad that won the FIBA World Championship gold medal in 2010. The team will be narrowed to 12 members later this year.

The rest of the team can be found here. The IU sports information release follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Indiana All-American and current New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon has been named as one of the 20 finalists for Team USA’s 2012 London Olympics roster.

Gordon, a native of Indianapolis and 2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, won a Gold Medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships as a member of Team USA, who went 9-0 to win the U.S.’s first world championship since 1994. He averaged 8.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.8 percent (27-of-59) from the field and 45.2 percent (19-of-42) from 3.

In his first two games with the Hornets, Gordon averaged 21.0 points per game, while boasting a career average of 18.1 points per game in 198 career games in the NBA, including three seasons with the L.A. Clippers.

The official 12-man U.S. Olympic team roster will be announced later this year.

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