Friday, October 5, 2012
Coach: Aaron Gordon enjoys UW visit
By Mason Kelley
Aaron Gordon, the No. 6 player in the ESPN 100, visited Washington last weekend.
From a high school standpoint, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty coach Tim Kennedy considers Aaron Gordon “as good as it gets.”
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward has the ability to take over a high school game, whether it is on the perimeter or in the post.
“He runs the point for us at times and he can go get you a basket in the post,” Kennedy said. “He rebounds like no other I’ve seen in high school, and he’s also able to get a defensive rebound, push it down and run the break, go coast-to-coast or drop it off and always make the right basketball play.”
But, above everything else Kennedy has seen from the senior, the coach continues to be impressed that the five-star recruit’s first focus is on his team.
“He’s just all about winning,” Kennedy said. “He’s a great kid and he’s going to be a special player.”
Gordon, rated the No. 6 player in the ESPN 100, spent last weekend in Seattle on an official visit at Washington. He was joined by Washington point guard commit Nigel Williams-Goss and three-star recruit Darin Johnson.
“He’s got a great relationship with coach Romar and their coaching staff,” Kennedy said. “He’s known them for a while. I know he enjoyed his time up there and enjoyed his time with the players. He said, overall, it went really well.”
With a top five of Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Kentucky and Kansas, Gordon plans to take all five of his visits and won’t sign with a program during the early signing period. He has already taken his visits to Oregon and Washington.
“He’s going to take his visits, get a feel for the schools,” Kennedy said. “He wants to see how the schools are doing, see them during the regular season, see how they perform, how the coaches’ systems look from an outside perspective.”