Coast 2 Coast Hoops
For high school athletes, college signing day is a big deal. It’s the culmination of their life’s work to this point.
“It’s a good feeling, to know where I’m going to college and to make it official,” 2013 hoops commit Aaron Gordon told PGU. “This is part of what I’ve been working toward.”
And Gordon has put in a lot of work. After being named California’s Mr. Basketball for the second consecutive year, Gordon is ready to bring his work ethic to the collegiate level.
“I’m excited, that’s an understatement,” Gordon said. “I just want to bring the energy and work hard every day. We can achieve a lot so we have to work a lot to get there.”
“The team we have next year is full of really talented guys at every position,” he added. “I want to be the X-factor and help us do big things. We’re definitely capable of winning a National Championship.”
As perhaps the most athletic player in recent high school basketball history, Gordon brings explosive talent to Arizona. Capable of playing both forward positions, Gordon will also provide versatility.
“I’m a very versatile player, I can do a lot of different things on the court,” Gordon said. “Passing, rebounding, defense, whatever the team needs is what I’m going to bring.”
The starting lineup won’t be decided until practices are in full swing, but it’ll be hard to keep Gordon out of the starting unit. Still, it’s not something he’s concerned with.
“I’m not worried about anything like that,” he said. “We have a lot of guys that can contribute, so I’m just going to go hard every day and the rest will take care of itself.”
As for the future, Gordon says he has high hopes.
“I think we’re going to be a really good team,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of different pieces, and they fit well together. With the guys we have, we have a chance to do something special. My goal, and everybody’s goal, is National Championship.”