Gordon ready for Arizona

Aaron Gordon is excited to get to Arizona. Read on for his expectations as a Wildcat, what he feels his role will be, and more.

It took some time for San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty combo forward Aaron Gordon to decide on attending Arizona and the highest-rated player to ever sign with UA still can't point to a single factor that swayed him to the school.

"There wasn't one thing that sold me on Arizona," Gordon said. "It was just all the pieces to the puzzle.

"We're talking about a great program and a great coach who is consistently bringing in great players. We obviously lost a couple of them, but there is still more than enough talent there."

One aspect that excites Gordon about Arizona is the level of competition he will be facing in practice.

"The practices are going to be great," he said. "The competition is going to be fierce because there are a lot of great athletes who want to catch coach's eye and earn playing time."

Gordon is already visualizing his role for next season.

"As of right now I plan on playing on the wing full time," Gordon said. "There will obviously be some times where I've got to go down in the post and go to work, but the plan is for me to play on the perimeter, which makes sense when you have players like Brandon and Kaleb in the low post."

The five-star forward has been working on being able to contribute on the wing at the next level.

"A lot of my training has been done with that in mind," Gordon said. "I've always been able to dribble pretty well, so I've continued to work on that along with becoming a more consistent shooter."

Although Gordon has spent a lot of time envisioning playing at Arizona, he still isn't sure how the next few months will play out.

"I'm not for sure when I'm going to get down to Arizona for good," Gordon said. "I do know I plan on getting down there next month to figure out my classes. I would imagine I will figure the rest out when I'm down there."


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