Former Philadelphia 76ers Player Drew Gordon In Fatal Car Crash In Clackamas County

Drew Gordon died due to tragic car crash. The big man’s agent informed ESPN about Gordon’s passing, which occurred this past Thursday. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the accident took place near the intersection of South Springwater Road and South Bakers Ferry Road.

During the 2014-15 season, Gordon played for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was also recognized as the brother of Aaron Gordon, a current player for the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets expressed their condolences on X, formerly known as Twitter, stating, “Our hearts are with Aaron and the Gordon family during this extremely difficult time.”

While Gordon’s NBA career consisted of participating in just nine games with the 76ers, his basketball journey extended far beyond. In addition to the NBA and G League, Gordon played in various leagues around the world, including Serbia, Italy, Turkey, France, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Japan.

Gordon began his college basketball career as a highly regarded four-star recruit, initially attending San Jose before transferring to UCLA, where he quickly made an impact on the court. However, midway through his sophomore year, he left the team and transferred to New Mexico.

At New Mexico, Gordon experienced a more successful college career, earning all-conference honors twice and being named MVP of the 2012 Mountain West tournament. During his senior year, he averaged an impressive double-double with 13.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.

Following the 2012 NBA Draft, Gordon participated in the summer league with the Dallas Mavericks before embarking on a 12-year professional career. He eventually made his way into the NBA in 2014, securing a one-month stint with the Sixers after his successful summer league performance.

While Gordon’s NBA tenure may have been brief, he achieved stardom in other leagues, earning All-Star recognition in France and Russia and winning the 2014 Italian Cup. His basketball journey took him around the globe, leaving behind a lasting impact on the sport.