Gordon honored by USA Basketball

Updated: January 14, 2014, 3:47 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Who is the best freshman in the country this season? USA Basketball has cast its vote for Aaron Gordon.

The Arizona standout was named USA Basketball's male athlete of the year, joining a who's who of previous winners that include LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and Michael Jordan.

Caveat in the best freshman balloting: Duke's Jabari Parker, Gordon's fellow first-year phenom, won the award two years ago.

"There are a couple of guys on that list ...

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