Big news from five-star forward Aaron Gordon, who announced tonight that he has lowered his list of potential college basketball programs to Washington, Arizona, and Kentucky. He dropped Oregon Ducks, Kansas Jayhawks, and California Bears from his list of schools in consideration. While Arizona and Washington have long been seen as the two primary favorites, John Calipari has managed to bring Kentucky into the conversation as well, as must be expected from the Wildcats coach. So, while this isn’t a big surprise, it is significant that we now see that Gordon’s actual final three confirms what was already predicted by the sports media.
The 6’8″ 215 pound Gordon is ranked as the sixth best player in the entire class of 2013 by Rivals, and his commitment would be a massive achievement for Coach Romar and a potentially program-altering addition for the team. While Gordon was once thought of primarily as power forward, he has made it clear that he wishes to play the three, and his athleticism will allow him to be highly effective at either position. Of course, it is always dangerous to assume a highly-touted recruit will instantly translate into a college star, Gordon really does seem like as safe a bet as there is, and a definite one and done NBA-bound star.
In his time at Arch Bishop Mitty he has thoroughly dominated and won a state title, while his AAU Team, the Oakland Soldiers, has a history of elite college players. Gordon doesn’t actually plan to make his decision until the spring, so you can bet these three teams will be battling until the end, but for now, this is good news for Husky fans still hurting from the Albany loss.