Noah Vonleh vs. Aaron Gordon: NBA Draft Prospect Match-up

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Mar 13, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Noah Vonleh (1) dunks against Illinois Fighting Illini forward Nnanna Egwu (32) in the first round of the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Gordon – Few, if any, players in the draft possess the explosive ability of Gordon. He’s drawn comparisons to the likes of Kenneth Faried and Blake Griffin, and rightfully so. He is the same height as Griffin with the same wingspan, giving you an idea at the type of player we’re looking at. Similarly, he’s bigger that Kenneth Faried, with a similar leaping/athletic ability. Gordon has harnessed his elite athleticism to make him a top-notch defender.

Vonleh – On the other end of the spectrum you have Vonleh, who isn’t an elite athlete but measures off the charts. His 7’4 wing span makes scouts drool, while his 8’10 standing reach really aids him on the defensive end. Vonleh isn’t going to blow you away with a big dunk like Gordon, but the potential – based mainly from their physical measurements alone – favors Vonleh over Gordon.