Who Is Aaron Gordon’s Brother? More On His Parents, Height, Contract

Published Date: 17 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 17 Feb, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Aaron Gordon’s love for basketball immensely comes from his father, who is a former basketball star. Moreover, the NBA player has also learned some tricks and tips from his elder brother, who also flourishes his basketball magic at the Polish basketball league.

Aaron Gordon is an American professional basketball player who is associated with the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He plays as a power forward/small forward since his selection at the 2014 NBA draft.

Aaron Gordon’s Bio: Age, Parents, Brother

The 24-years-of-age basketball star was born as Aaron Addison Gordon on 16 September 1995 in San Jose, California, the United States. He is among the three children of his parents, Ed Gordon and Shelly Davis. Aaron’s father, Ed, is a former San Diego State basketball star. It is him who enticed Aaron to pursue his career in this great sport.


Aaron Gordon shares a throwback picture of his father, elder brother and elder sister on 17 June 2018 (Picture: Aaron’s Instagram)

Speaking more about his family, Aaron shares a sibling bond with one elder brother and one elder sister. Just like him and his father, his older brother, Drew Gordon plays basketball for Stelmet Zielona Gora of the Polish basketball league. Likewise, his elder sister, Elise Gordon played collegiately for the Harvard women’s basketball team from 2010 to 2014.

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His Height, Weight, College

Aaron Gordon stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 8 inches (2.03 meters). His tall height gives me a great advantage on the basketball court. Besides, the player has a bodyweight of 235 pounds (107 kg).

Initially, Aaron attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, where he started on the varsity basketball team for four years. During that time, he won two Division II state basketball championships in his sophomore and junior seasons.

Eventually, he committed to the University of Arizona on 2 April 2013 and commenced his college career. A year later on 15 April 2015, Aaron declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.

Insights On Aaron Gordon’s NBA Contract

Aaron Gordon’s NBA journey began in 2014 when he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. As per the contract, he received the salary figures of $3,992,040 in his debut season. Later in the 2015/16 season, Aaron banked $4,171,680 as his average salary.

Furthermore, the forward’s earnings were recorded as $4,351,320 and $5,504,419, in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons respectively. Later on 1 July 2018, he agreed to resign with Magic for reported four-year, $84 million-worth contract.


Aaron Gordon in his Orlando Magic jersey (Picture: Aaron’s Instagram)

As per his latest contract, Aaron earned $21,590,909 in 2018/19 season and $19.863,636 in 2019/20 season. Moreover, he will receive a salary of $18,136,364 in the 2020/21 season and about $16,409,091 in the 2021/22 season.

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Some Interesting Facts About Aaron Gordon

  • In 2016, Aaron was a part of a memorable Slam Dunk Contest in which he lost in a close matchup to Zach LaVine
  • Similarly, in 2020, he again lost the Slam Dunk contest in another close matchup, this time to Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Aaron qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Junior Olympics as an eight-year-old, but chose instead to play in a basketball tournament.
  • He is currently the president of athlete acquisition for the sports psychology app, Lucid.
  • Aaron made his acting debut in sports comedy film Uncle Drew, which was released in June 2018.
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