*Benjamin Gordon’ was born on April 4, 1983 in London, England, to Jamaican parents. (He has both British and American citizenship.) He plays both point and shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls.High SchoolBen and his family moved to United States shortly after he was born. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, where he went to Mount Vernon High School.*College’Ben was heavily recruited out of high school, and decided to go to the University of Connecticut, better known as UConn.
Ben came off the bench during his freshman season, but was a starter for the sophomore and junior years. He, and Emeka Okafor, took the Huskies to the 2004 NCAA championship. After his junior year, Ben declared himself eligible for the draft.
NBAThe Chicago Bulls picked Ben as the 3rd overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.
In his rookie season, 2004–05, Ben averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, in an average 24.2 minutes playing time per game. So valuable was he over the course of the season that he became the first rookie ever to be given the Sixth Man award.
In the 2005-06, he averaged almost 17 points a game, and started 47 of 80 games.
In the 2006-07 season, Ben started in 51 of 82 games, and averaged 21 points per game.
In the 2007-08 season, he played in 72 games, coming off the bench in each of them. He averaged 18 points a game.