Arizona Commit Aaron Gordon Earns MVP Honors at 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game

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The 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game took place on Wednesday night and with the spotlight on the future stars of basketball, one Arizona commit stole the show and capped off quite the impressive week.

From the United Center in Chicago, 2013 star forward Aaron Gordon put on a show, ultimately earning MVP honors for the event. Gordon scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting while also grabbing eight rebounds. The West won the game by a final score of 110-99.

While the MVP honor is incredible in its own right, it’s probably not even the highlight of Gordon’s week. You see on Tuesday afternoon, Gordon made the decision to finally reveal his collegiate decision. From Chicago, the San Jose, California native announced his intention to attend the University of Arizona. Following Gordon’s pledge, the Wildcats’ head coach Sean Miller was able to tune into a pair of incoming freshman who earned All-American honors on Wednesday night. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 forward, was also part of the McDonald’s All-American team.

Gordon’s production on Wednesday night in Chicago made a statement. He outplayed the likes of Julius Randle, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins, the top three prospects from within the class of 2013. According to ESPN Recruiting, Gordon is the No. 4 prospect from within the senior class.

Looking ahead to next season, Gordon will join a loaded Arizona front court which will include the return of sophomores Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett.

 

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