Aaron Gordon has become a huge basketball prospect and is scouted heavily by five Pac-12 schools and John Calipari, all who have given him an offer. On Sunday, Gordon picks Washington as a front-runner, just over Oregon who is a close second.
The 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward is an absolute beast inside, already giving comparisons to becoming the next Blake Griffin. He’s a five-star recruit along all services, ranked third on ESPNU’s Super 60, fourth on Rivals Top 150, and fourth by 247sports. He is second-ranked only to Julius Randle in the forward position.
Along with the two highly-regarded schools on Gordon’s list, the 2013 prospect from San Jose, California, has gotten offers from Kentucky, Arizona, California, and Stanford. According to 247sports, Gordon is much more interested in staying on the west coast, making Kentucky a surprising long-shot to get the power forward and giving the Pac-12 another power prospect to help improve the image of the league.
On April 17th, Gordon received “Mr. Basketball” of California as a junior, the third time a junior has ever won the award in the state.