Aaron Gordon nearly jumps too high at NBA Draft Combine

May 16, 2014, 6:02 PM | Updated: 6:03 pm

The Arizona Wildcats certainly weren’t lacking for athleticism last season.

Early Friday, guard Nick Johnson impressed with a vertical jump of 41.5 inches at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.

It was an impressive mark for the 6-foot-3 guard. However, his feat was nothing compared to Arizona teammate Aaron Gordon.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Gordon spent just one year in Tucson but was known for his amazing athleticism, often displayed with a variety of dunks.

Friday, he showed off just how high he could jump — and it forced the evaluators to change how they did things.

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