Where Will PF Aaron Gordon Land?
Aaron Gordon, a top basketball recruit for the class of 2013, has widdled his list down to his top three schools. The power forward has landed on the University of Washington, University of Arizona and the favorite, University of Kentucky. In the last three months, Gordon, a 6-8, 210 pound, power forward out of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, has made official visits to all three universities.
Gordon is known as a high-motor, ultra-competitive forward which Kentucky coach John Calipari loves in his players. Gordon would fit in well with all three teams but the allure of Kentucky and the possibility to get huge minutes right away will weigh on him when making the final decision. Calipari is widely regarded as developing forwards and centers (ex., Anthony Davis) in order to compete at the next level. And development is exactly what Aaron Gordon will need in certain areas.
Gordon will have to work on his weaknesses in order to be successful in college; his jump shot and ability to pass. More practice time and better instruction at the college level will rectify that situation within the first few months on campus, especially at the University of Kentucky where he will receive some of the best instruction in the country. Gordon also adds versatility because of his size. It is not out of the realm of possibility for Gordon to slide between power forward and small forward as long as he improves his shot and outlet passes.
Although Kentucky has five commitments for the 2013 class, including two power forwards, Gordon would immediately jump those other power forwards in terms of potential.