2013 Intro: Aaron Gordon

Class of 2013 standout Aaron Gordon is considered one of the best in the nation and already he is on the radar of numerous big time programs.

One of the premier talents in the 2013 class in the West is Aaron Gordon. The San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty standout has the bloodlines and the ability that has coaches taking a long look very early on in the process.

Gordon and his teammates are ready to begin their state tournament in California and they have high hopes. So far for Gordon his season has gone well.

"My sophomore year is going pretty good so far," said Gordon. "I am just trying to work on and change my game. I am always working on my skill set and trying to finish the season strong. Overall it is going great."

At 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, Gordon is capable of playing inside and out, but right now his focus is on improving his perimeter skills for when he goes to the next level.

"Basically when I go to college I want to be a perimeter player," said Gordon. "I play a lot of post in high school so I am really working on my perimeter game."

With his size and developing skill set Gordon has already drawn the attention of numerous college coaches.

"I've been hearing from a lot of Pac 10 schools like Washington, Stanford, Arizona, and Washington State," said Gordon. "Also I am hearing from New Mexico quite a bit."

Gordon's older brother is current New Mexico standout Drew Gordon. Drew initially committed and played his first year and a half at UCLA before transferring.

According to the younger Gordon he has learned a lot from his older brother and how to handle the recruiting process.

"He is kind of like the test child," said Gordon of his older brother. "I see what worked and didn't work with him. He has told me to basically make sure that I am going to the right college. He said don't let anybody tell you something that you don't believe or think might not be true. He just tells me to find the right place for me."

For now Gordon is simply gaining all the information that he can, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school when the time comes to make a decision.

"I'm going to look for a place where I can handle the ball on the break," said Gordon. "I am not looking to be a complete run and gun team or anything like, but a school that gets out on the break. Also I am looking for a place where I can win an NCAA championship."

Currently Gordon is ranked as the No. 9 player in the class and No. 3 power forward.


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