College Basketball Recruit Aaron Gordon Makes Colleges Wait for His Decision
Aaron Gordon, a forward from San Jose, California, is one of the most coveted prospects in the 2013 class. Even though the 5-star recruit recently narrowed his list to five, he isn't planning on making a decision anytime soon.
ESPN.com says of him, "When it comes to effort and bounce, there are few prospects that can compete with Gordon. The ultra-bouncy 4/3 has an evolving offensive game, great hands, and a contagious competitive spirit."
He has offers from several of the top Division-I schools in the country. According to his high school coach Tim Kennedy, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Arizona and Kansas are his top five schools.
Gordon has already had in-home visits with Arizona, Kentucky and Washington in the past two weeks. He will also have visits from Kansas and Oregon within the next couple weeks. He has plans to take official visits to all five colleges in the coming months.
Gordon told Adam Zagoria a month ago, "“Washington’s probably up there, but there’s really no No. 1.”
Last year Gordon scored 22.9 points and 12.8 rebounds a game. He has helped lead Archbishop Mitty to two straight state Division II championships and was named California's Mr. Basketball as a junior. Kennedy had this to say of his star player:
"Aaron is a versatile player who can score inside and outside. His best trait is how competitive he is. He is relentless attacking the offensive glass. We have him play all positions on our team. He will get the rebound on the defensive end and lead the break and he's just as comfortable posting up. He does whatever the team needs to help win. He has a great basketball IQ and always makes the correct basketball play."
Kennedy added that "he is the ultimate teammate because he will do whatever is necessary to help his team win...a leader on and off the court. His teammates love playing with him because he will always get them the ball in spots where they can be successful."
According to Coach Kennedy, Gordon is not planning on committing until April.
That will give each school ample time to prove they are worthy for Gordon's services.
Jon Hancock is a contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.
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