There aren’t many kids more competitive and so focused on winning as Aaron Gordon so when he fractured his foot, it was difficult for him to accept that he will likely have to miss out on most, if not all of his final season playing AAU ball.
While that news hurts, he understands that it is for the best. “I don’t want it to be a lingering injury.”
He was still able to make it out to the Oakland EYBL where he cheered on his Soldiers, who are clearly not the same without him. Gordon’s explosiveness on offense is hard to replace, and he is always someone who is not afraid to be vocal on the floor.
The 6’7 forward still lists the same schools that are coming after him the hardest, and they are “Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico.”
He has good relationships with each school’s head coach but particularly Lorenzo Romar. “I talked to Washington about two weeks ago and Lorenzo wished me well. He knows how much of a player I am and how I want to be out there.”
The San Jose native also had a recent conversation with Sean Miller and the two set up a visit for the Red-Blue Game in October.
This will be an opportunity for the coaching staff to not only show off the school’s impressive facilities but to give recruits an idea of what the McKale Center atmosphere is like on game days.
The last time Miller talked to Gordon, he expressed “how much he wants me on the team and how much I could help them out.”