Friday, November 16, 2012
Top 10 recruit Gordon down to three
By Dave Telep
The news came over at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday night. ESPN 100 power forward Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty), the No. 7 overall recruit in the Class of 2013, trimmed his list to a trio of programs, including two from the Pac-12.
"Aaron has narrowed his list to Arizona, Washington and Kentucky in no particular order," his mom, Shelly Gordon, wrote in an email.
It's not a commitment and there's no timetable on his decision, but it is significant news. Gone from the list are Kansas, California and Oregon. The Blake Griffin clone is one of the few recruits left on the board who can alter the landscape of a class.
Kansas and Oregon had him on campus for official visits, while California signed his friend and AAU teammate Jabari Bird (Richmond, Calif./Salesian). But the trio couldn't crack the final three schools.
Kansas, however, remains involved with ESPN 100 prospects Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian), Tyler Roberson (Union, N.J./Roselle Catholic) and Dakari Johnson (New York, N.Y./Montverde Academy). Roberson will pick between Syracuse, Kansas and Villanova Friday night on ESPNU between 7-8 p.m. ET.