Aaron Gordon wraps up high school basketball career
Aaron Gordon, a consensus top five pick from the class of 2013, is now a game away from wrapping up his high school basketball career for Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) after another dominant performance this week.
Gordon was instrumental in Archbishop Mitty claiming their 38th straight win with a 17-point, 17-rebound game against in a 58-54 win over Modesto Christian in the CIF Northern California Open Division semi-final career.
Still yet to commit to a college, Gordon has led Archbishop Mitty to a 28-5 season and will face Sheldon (Sacramento) in the Open division final on Saturday.
Much like the undecided No.1 basketball prospect, Andrew Wiggins, Gordon has narrowed down his list of schools to four- Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Kentucky. He has visited all four, but won’t have to make his decision until the May 15 deadline.
It is entirely possible Gordon, and fellow top five recruit Julius Randle, are waiting to see where Wiggins ends up before making their final decisions. How badly does the Wiggins decision factor into Gordon and Randle’s choice because these three are the last guys from the top 20 to commit to a college program? No one can say, but Randle is expected to make his choice public on March 20.
Despite being athletically compared to NBA star Blake Griffin, many experts believe Gordon won’t go with Kentucky simply because of the front court depth the school already has at the power forward and center position.
Gordon may have no idea where he is headed, but ESPN’s No.4 ranked player from the class of 2013 is expected to make headlines wherever he goes.