As expected, 2013 forward Aaron Gordon announced his collegiate decision on Tuesday morning, selecting the Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller.
Gordon, a 6-foot-8 power forward, is an original native of San Jose, California and currently attends Archbishop Mitty High School (CA). Gordon made his decision in Chicago however, as he is currently attending and competing in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Gordon chose the Wildcats over Kentucky, Washington and Oregon. He is ranked as the No. 4 prospect within the senior class, according to ESPN Recruiting. Gordon was considered the No. 2 power forward prospect behind Kentucky-bound Julius Randle.
Gordon’s decision came as no true surprise as Arizona had been the rumored favorite leading up to his public announcement. During his senior season, Gordon averaged 21.6 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 2.1 assists per game. He becomes the third commitment for Miller and the Wildcats from the class of 2013 and will join Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Elliott Pitts in Tuscon next season.
Miller brought in a loaded freshman class this past season and even despite some losses in the back court looking ahead to next season, Arizona is poised to once again make some noise next season. Gordon will join a front court that is booming with talent already, including sophomores-to-be Brandon Ashley, Grant Jerrett, and Kaleb Tarczewski.
Gordon does have the tools to play a little small forward as well, so Miller will certainly have an abundance of lineups that will make the Wildcats that much more difficult to slow down.
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