Gordon looking at options

Aaron Gordon is one of Arizona's top priorities for 2013. Read on for his perspective on recruiting, Arizona, and more.

Throughout the entirety of the AAU circuit over the summer, many prospects had their ups and downs. Some played well and others struggled. A couple of Arizona's top targets have even struggled with injuries, including Aaron Gordon.

Gordon, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward, spent half of the summer on the Oakland Soldiers' bench with one injury or another. To his credit, he played through an oblique strain to help his team win Peach Jam.

"My oblique hurt and has been hurting me for a while now, but that's not an excuse for not playing well," Gordon said. "I wanted to play and help my team win when we were at Peach Jam and that's what we did."

Gordon later hurt his foot while playing in the Fab 48 in Las Vegas.

"I don't really know what happened, " he said. "I came down wrong and at first I thought I rolled my ankle, but my entire foot hurt after a while."

It was later discovered that he had broken his toe. Gordon took a few games of pool play off, but then jumped right back on the court when bracket play started up.

Even with the injuries, Gordon has had a few big name schools recruiting him hard.

"I'd say Washington is coming after me the hardest right now," Gordon said. "Kentucky and Arizona are also coming after me pretty hard. I'd say there are a lot of schools coming after me as hard as they can."

Gordon lists Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, and Washington as his top five schools. He would like to visit a couple different schools, but only has a few planned so far.

"I'm taking one to Arizona and Washington, plus I'll probably take one to Kentucky and Kansas and maybe UNLV," Gordon said. "I'm visiting Washington sometime in September and I'm going to Arizona for the Red/Blue game."

When asked if he thinks he fits in with Sean Miller's system at Arizona, Gordon said that he liked the freedom that it gives the forwards in the offense.

"I think I fit in pretty well at Arizona," he said. "They want to use me as a Phoenix Forward. They just take the rebound and get it up the floor, so I could just grab a rebound and go. They have really good offensive sets and good point guards that complement my game.

"I have to go somewhere where it's going to be up-tempo. I love running. I also like Sean Miller's style of play and style of coaching there."

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