A British American professional player in the field of basketball is Benjamin Gordon.
Nowadays, he is playing for the Detroit Pistons. Benjamin Gordon has played as a combo guard in the field. He has rendered his services both as shooting guard and point guard in the times of his university.
Ben Gordon was born on April 4, 1983 in London at England. He is a British national. He was born to Jamaican parents. Right after his birth, their family has shifted to the United States of America. He was raised there and received has education even from the America.
Though Ben Gordon lives in America but he annually visits his home town and celebrates a day in United Kingdom known as “Ben Gordon Day in the Park”. Gordon is not only active person in sports but he is also an energetic being in his personal and routine life.
Ben Gordon has always appreciated social working and volunteering in societies. He has helped and even promoted fund raisers for the needy, ill and young people. He keeps on donating money for the encouragement of local youth groups.
He also helps to organize athletic programs in high schools. He is socially an active being around and is always loved by everyone. Ben Gordon is known as “Gentle Ben” and “Madison Square Gordon”.
He has also managed a program related to childhood obesity awareness. He buys tickets for the unprivileged fans and he has also set a trend in playing with a fan. The money earned from that was utilized in the Food Bank Council of Michigan.
This food bank was generated of worth $ 40500. This bank was organized by the event of 2010 Pistons Care Telethon.The Connecticut was the choice of Ben Gordon to study there and play basketball as well. He has studied Business Administration from Connecticut.
In Connecticut, Gordon has joined the team of Huskies. In Gordon’s stay at the college, he has averaged 20.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game. He has honored his team by leading Huskies in the2004 NCAA Championship. Ben Gordon has scored 127 points in total.
From 2004 NCAA Championship, he earned fame and was then drafted by the NBA (National Basketball Association). Gordon was selected by the Chicago Bulls as a 3rd overall pick. It was 2004 NBA Draft when Ben Gordon was selected by the NBA.
The 2004-05 was a rookie year for the Ben Gordon. In his Rookie year, Gordon has averaged 15.1 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game by only utilizing 24 minutes. Gordon has helped his team in giving performances in the playoffs after a long time that was the year 1998. Gordon is the only sports man in the history of NBA who has been awarded with the NBA Sixth Man Award.
He holds such a record being the Rookie. He has also been declared as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in January, February and March. Then, he was selected as the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2005.
In the year 2009, He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. While playing with Pistons, Gordon has never left any blank space in his performances while playing basketball. It is amazing to know that there is a drink with the name of Gordon.
It is an energy drink with the label of “BG7”. BG7 is named after the initials and number which is marked on his jersey. The composition of this energy drink is from white tea which is full of anti-oxidants and it contains maximum amount of polyphenols of any tea available. Ben Gordon being the shortest player in the history of NBA is a man of parts indeed.