Gordon not ready to narrow it down

Aaron Gordon is one of Arizona's top priorities for 2013. Read on to see how Gordon is approaching his recruitment, what he thinks of Arizona, and more.

Like many high school basketball players, Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) small forward Aaron Gordon is in the midst of the state tournament.

"We just played and now have a couple days off," said the 6-foot-7 junior. "Then we're gearing up for the next round of the postseason. We're a good team and we just have to play smart and everything should work out for us."

Unlike most high school basketball players, Gordon plays for arguably the top AAU program in the country and is also one of the best players in his class.

"I'm excited to start playing for the Oakland Soldiers," Gordon said. "It will be fun to see some of the players that I haven't seen in awhile. We have some really good players and we should be able to win some tournaments.

"I'm going to use the summer to really try and work on everything. It's important that I work on all aspects of my game."

While itching to begin summer play, Gordon plans on taking his time in his recruitment.

"I'm not going to even look at colleges until after the AAU season," Gordon said. "Like I said, my main focus this summer is improving my skills. All the schools that are recruiting me are recruiting me as a three, so I obviously have to work on my shooting and ball handling."

Gordon is not thinking about his college destination at the moment, but certain schools do interest him.

"I definitely want to stay on the west coast," Gordon said. "The main schools I'm looking at are Washington, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico. I like all the coaching staffs and they all have good things about them. I could see myself playing at any of those schools."

While he is not ready to begin whittling down his college choices, Gordon finds much to like in the University of Arizona.

"I really like Coach Miller, he's doing a lot of good things and I certainly like his style of play," Gordon said. "I'm obviously familiar with the school because they've recruited a lot of players off my AAU team."

It's not just the basketball program that Gordon finds attractive.

"Tucson is a great college town and the fans care a lot about basketball," Gordon said. "Arizona has a lot going for it and it is definitely a school I'm going to look closely at."


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