Oregon Ducks Recruiting: Kentucky Wildcats hosting Aaron Gordon


Five-star forward Aaron Gordon is taking his last official visit this weekend, and it is John Calipari’s chance to make an impression on the top ten 2013 recruit. Projected to stay on the west coast and play college ball there, Gordon is the top prize out west and is projected by several recruiting analysts to go to the Washington Huskies. Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats also have a great chance at landing Gordon, while the Oregon Ducks are also in the top three he named in September.

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Arguably the most active player and dynamic dunker in the 2013 class, Aaron Gordon is also weighing offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, California Golden Bears, and Stanford Cardinal. Both Cal and Stanford are long shots to land him, but Bill Self has done an excellent job in gaining ground in Gordon’s recruitment.

An elite all-around player who can be a star at the 3 or 4, Gordon has officially visited Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Kansas already in his recruitment. The second-ranked small forward by 247Sports, he averaged 23-13 last season for Archbishop Mitty.

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats get the final crack at the 6’8″, 210 pound recruit, but the fact that they have landed other elite prospects in the Harrison twins and James Young will make it much more difficult for them to land Gordon. Dana Altman and the Ducks are going to have a difficult time beating the Huskies and Wildcats, mainly because Lorenzo Romar and Miller are better recruiters and UW and UA are two of the three elite basketball programs out west.

This visit to Kentucky is a big chance for Coach Cal to try and get Aaron Gordon to commit some place outside of the west coast, but it’s going to be difficult to land him. The fact that Kentucky also has their eyes set on No. 1 recruit Andrew Wiggins makes it seem like Washington and Arizona are the two most likely landing spots- likely in that order- to land Gordon.

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