Husky Basketball: Aaron Gordon and Kentucky


Mark Knight, former lead editor at Husky Haul and current College Editorial Director for, had the grand idea of asking Paul Jordan, editor of Wildcat Blue Nation, the Fansided site for the University of Kentucky, for his opinion of Aaron Gordon and his involvement with Kentucky. What he had to say on the subject may be encouraging to Husky fans.

Oct 24, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) shoots the ball during the Kentucky-Blue and White scrimmage at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

Q: Aaron Gordon has said all along that he wants to play the 3 in college and that it may factor into his decision. Thus, who do you think 1- Kentucky wants the most at that 3 spot next year? and 2- How much are you hearing about AG or are they more focused elsewhere?

A: 1) For Kentucky, I think it is Andrew Wiggins or bust at the three. Even though he has said he is opening up his recruitment, Kentucky makes to much sense for him. Also, I don’t think it is a foregone conclusion that Alex Poythress will be a one and done at the position. Even though the NBA mock drafts have him going early, Poythress may be the type of player to stick around a few years. He genuinely seems to enjoy school and seems to be a pretty humble kid. Kentucky also has James Young that they can play at the three some if Archie Goodwin stays at the two another year. With all the talent Calipari has, he does not guarantee positions or playing time and he likes guys that can play both the 2-3.

2) To be honest, not a lot of buzz on Aaron Gordon on Kentucky. Most people seem to think he wants to stay in California, but they thought the same about Marcus Lee, who just committed. Since Wiggins reclassified, he is the sure target, but if Kentucky misses on Randle and others, you can bet the Calipari will put the pressure on Gordon. What he is doing is incredible. Kyle Wiltjer committed without even taking a visit.