Everyone by now knows the name Aaron Gordon. Ranked in the top 10 overall in the 2013 class, a McDonald’s All-American, Gold Medalist (USA U-16), California State Champion, and the list goes on for days on how many awards this young man has received. The Arizona Wildcats have been lucky enough to be in his final top 4 schools ( the Washington Huskies, the Kentucky Wildcats, and the Oregon Ducks are the others). The Wildcats can make a huge impression on Gordon by taking advantage of both Washington and Kentucky not only not making the NCAA tournament, but being knocked out in the first round of the NIT. Washington’s head coach Lorenzo Romar has a special relationship with Gordon, but who knows how long he will last at Washington, having under achieved in recent years. Kentucky seems to be in the dust with nothing but negativity coming out of that program after this year’s squad. So the two schools it comes down to are Arizona and Oregon. How well these two schools do in the big dance will play a vital role in where this young man chooses to go to school.
It was reported earlier today that Aaron Gordon will be attending Oregon’s first round game Thursday against Oklahoma State. Oregon has the flashy uniforms, a great coach, and Dominic Artis; whom Aaron played AAU ball with over the recent years. Arizona also has a few players who played on Gordon’s AAU team; Brandon Ashley and Nick Johnson. They too have a good coach, and of course the best fans in the nation. So what school will the young man choose? Whoever shows the most madness in March! Beardown Aaron and Wildcat Country will await your commitment.