NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. –– Aaron Gordon has been on the shelf for nearly seven weeks with a fractured left toe, so he was anxious to get back on the basketball court.
And when he did, he put on quite a show.
The 6-foot-8 senior forward went for 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals — including a jaw-dropping, two-handed Blake Griffin-esque dunk off a pass that was seemingly behind his head — as the Oakland Soldiers downed Team Final, 70-58, Thursday night at the Peach Jam.
“I just haven’t really been on my feet a lot lately, so I mean it’s good, I have almost all my legs back,” Gordon told SNY.tv. “I just need my toe not to be hurting me at all anymore.”