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Wesley Gordon
Player Profile:
Wesley Gordon 813102
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Sierra HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Career: In only two years is steadily moving up the rebounding and blocked shot career lists • Enters the 2015-16 season No. 11 in career blocks (88) and No. 41 in rebounding (419) • Shooting 51.4 percent from the field (150-of-292) • Five career double-doubles • Joins teammate Josh Scott as the first CU teammates to record back-to-back 40+block seasons, and are the fifth and sixth players to accomplish the feat, twice • 11 games with 10 or more rebounds in a game • Has led CU in blocked shots two-straight seasons.

2014-15 (redshirt-sophomore): Played in all 34 games with 31 starts • Averaged 6.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 assists per game • Led CU in rebounding (233), blocked shots (47), and field goal percentage (.550) • Four double-doubles • Scored a career-high 16 points against Auburn in ESPN’s 24-hour College Hoops Tip-off Marathon in home win • Netted 11 games in double figures • Seven games with 10 or more rebounds, including 17 boards with 10 points against Washington (Jan. 22) • Grabbed another 14 rebounds three days later in home win against Washington State (Jan. 24). The 31 rebounds second most by a Buff in conference play in 11 years • Career-high seven blocks Pac-12 home opening win against UCLA (Jan. 2) • Personal-best five assists in home victory against Washington State (Jan. 24) • 14 games with at least two or more blocks; seven games 3+ blocks • 20 games shooting over 50 percent from the field; 13 games over 60 FG percent; eight games shooting better than 70 percent • Picked up the defense presence when Scott missed eight games with an injury, averaging 10.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks a game, also averaged two assists during that span with three double-doubles • Five of eight games in scoring double figures • Led CU on the glass seven of eight times (one shared) and in blocks four times (one shared) • Played eight games over 30 minutes • Also 4-of-14 from the 3-point arc.

2014-15 National: Ranked in a number of categories: No. 117 in total blocks (47), No. 128 in offensive rebounds per game (3.42), No. 137 in blocked shots per game (1.38), No. 141 in in total rebounds (233), No. 182 in rebounds (6.9 rpg.), and No. 217 in double-doubles (4).

2014-15 Pac-12 Conference (all games): Finished No. 5 in offensive rebounding (2.6 rpg.) and No. 5 in blocks (1.4), No. 9 in rebounding (6.9 rpg.), and No. 11 in defensive rebounding (4.3 rpg.).

2014-15 Pac-12 Conference (only): Tallied No. 2 in offensive rebounds (2.8 rpg.) and No. 2 in blocks (1.8), No. 3 in rebounding (7.6 rpg.), and tied for No. 7 in defensive rebounding (4.8 rpg.).

2013-14 (redshirt-freshman): Pac-12 Conference All-Freshman team honorable mention • Played 31 games with 27 starts • Missed four  games due to injuries • Averaged 5.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 assists per game • Led the Buffaloes in blocked shots (41), tied for No. 12 for a single season at CU • Second on the team in rebounding (6.0) and fifth in scoring (5.9 ppg.) • Tied freshman record for blocks in a single game by  with five in home win against USC (Jan. 18) • Led the Buffs in blocked shots 11 times and in rebounding six times • Five games in scoring double digits with a season-best 13 points in home opening win against UT Martin (Nov. 10) • Four games with 10 or more rebounds • 20 games with at least six or more rebounds and his 186 season rebounds ranked fifth among CU players • Had the second-longest rebounding streak in the Pac-12-only games (Jan. 5-Feb. 5) with six or more boards nine games in a row • First career double-double at Washington (Jan. 12) with 13 rebounds and 11 points with four blocks • Four games with three or more blocks • 12 games with at least two or more blocks • Played six games over 30 minutes • Capable of making the three-point shot, did it four times (4-of-11).

2013-14 National: Ranked No. 172 in the nation averaging 1.32 blocks a game; No. 181 nationally in total blocks (116) • Helped CU rank No. 16 nationally as a team in rebounding margin (5.9), No. 36 overall in team total rebounds (1,305), No. 43 in defensive rebounds (25.82 a game).

2013-14 Pac-12 Conference (freshman totals): Led all Pac-12 freshmen in blocks (41), second in rebounding (6.1), No. 13 in scoring (5.9).

Pac-12 Conference (all games): No. 5 in blocked shots (1.3), No. 6 in offensive rebounding (2.5), No. 17 in rebounding (6.0 rpg.) • Helped CU finish the conference season (all games) second overall in the team standings in rebounding margin (5.9), rebounding defense (31.4), rebounding offense (37.3), offensive rebounds (11.5), offensive rebounding percentage (.340), and first in defensive rebounding percentage (.739).

Pac-12 Conference (games only): No. 4 offensive rebounding (2.9), No. 6 in blocks (1.6), No. 15 rebounding (6.3) • Helped CU tally a first place finish in defensive rebounding (32.5); second place finishes in team offense rebounding (36.4), rebounding margin (+3.9), defensive rebounding percentage (.718) and offensive rebounding percentage (.330).

2012-13 (freshman): Did not play, was redshirted • Four years of eligibility remaining.

Sierra HS
: Averaged 19.7 points per game helping Sierra to a 26-2 record and an appearance in the 4A state championship game • All-Colorado and All-4A first-team all-state selection • First-team all-Colorado Springs Metro League • Participated in “The Show” an all-star game that featured 20 of the best boys basketball players in the state (all classifications) at the Pepsi Center on April 6, 2012 • Led the losing White squad in scoring with 16 points • Verbally committed to CU in March 2010 • Was coached by head coach Terry Dunn, former CU men’s assistant coach from 1996-2004 • As a junior named second-team 4A all-state by The Denver Post • Averaged nearly 21 points per game for a Sierra team that went 14-9 • As a sophomore (2009-10) helped the Stallions defeat Pueblo East at the Coors Events Center for the 4A state championship • Three-star prospect on Rivals.com • Four-star rating by Scout.com, nation’s 23rd best power forward recruit in Class of 2012.

: Anthropology major with cultural anthropology as his focus.

Personal: Born July 14, 1994 • Son of Eddie and Lisa Gordon • Older brother, Garren Pride was in the United States Army.

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