The Oregon Ducks are certainly hoping Aaron Gordon declares his intention to become a Duck on Wednesday. He said he would announce at the McDonald’s All American Game which is on April 3rd at the United Center.
Oregon certainly wants Gordon bad. Apparently after the Ducks advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, assistant coach Tony Stubblefield drove to the game to see Gordon’s last high school game. Gordon was very crushed by the state title loss, but he will be a high flyer at the college basketball level. He would fit in perfectly with the Ducks offense as well and that is why they made a point of it to go to his game.
Gordon’s Scout.com profile is below and it highlights his versatility and athleticism:
“A versatile and unique four-man, Gordon is a very good defender, who specializes in rebounding and starting the break by pushing the ball up the court. He’s got a very good frame that should make him a strong player in college and is a terrific athlete who competes every possession. He’s an adept scorer/shooter from midrange and in, although he could improve his outside shot.”
Gordon had a heck of a title game recording 22 point and 20 rebounds, but his team unfortunately lost by five points. Whoever lands Gordon should be quite pleased and the buzz so far seems to suggest that the Ducks are about to get lucky.