The information on Aaron Gordon has been coming fast and furious for the last few days. It seems like every recruiting site has a new angle on this highly talented player.
This rapid release of news on Gordon is happening for a few reasons: 1) it is no longer the school year when Gordon was shutting down interviews to focus on school work. 2) He is fresh off an injury and is just now able to play in the last tournament. And lastly, 3) he has been showing he is an absolute monster on the court and thus everyone wants to talk with him.
Eric Bossi of Rivals.com tweeted this about his play recently:
They got a word to describe Aaron Gordon where I come from…….PRO
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) July 20, 2012
And this video surfaced by HoopMixtape on back to back plays in the Championship of Peach Jam (Nike EYBL):
This was on his way to help the Oakland Soldiers win the Peach Jam Crown over another future pro in Andrew Wiggins. Gordon’s name has been popping up all over.
Washington still seems to be the team to beat with both Arizona and Kentucky on the heels. He told Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com this week that his favorites are those three schools in an interesting dialogue.
After the game, Gordon told SNY.tv that while he doesn’t have a definitive list, he likes Washington, Arizona and Kentucky as his top options.
“Yes, that’s probably how it would go,” Gordon told SNY.tv following the game. “It’s all wide open right now, but that [order] would be the closest.”
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, Arizona coach Sean Miller and Kentucky coach John Calipari all sat courtside.
“Washington’s a really good school,” Gordon said. “I love Romar. I also like Calipari a lot. I like Sean Miller. I like all those guys. There’s no really No. 1. Those are very close to my top three.
“Washington’s probably up there, but there’s really no No. 1.”
Many UW fans have told me this is a scary place to be. It’s like the hydro races at the Mariners game and just because the green hydro is ahead the whole race, most often indicates the green won’t win. However, signs point to the fact that UW seems to be the team to beat.
He dives into this relationship a little more in an interview on Scout.com with Evan Daniels (it is a paid article so I will only share a small portion, please if you have a subscription read the rest).
Does that give Washington an edge?
“It really helps Washington,” he said. “[Lorenzo] Romar is a really good dude. He knows what he’s talking about. He’s been there from the start. He has seen me develop as a player.”
It also talks about how Kentucky is coming on strong and it is an intriguing school for Gordon.
Aaron Gordon says Oregon, Washington, Kentucky, Kansas will probably get 4 of 5 official visits bit.ly/OUnA7T (premium)
— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) July 23, 2012
The minor clarification for that visit list is that he does plan to visit (whether officially or unofficially) Arizona for the “Red/Blue Game”.
While the decision seems to be a long ways out for Gordon and it will most likely be one that goes down to the very bitter end. Right now, Washington looks to be in good shape for Gordon. Does that make you nervous?