Gordon solid with Colorado

Last month, it appeared that 2012 Colorado commit Wesley Gordon would be open to hearing from other schools. What's changed?

There were some questions a month ago about how solid 6-foot-8, 205-pound Colorado Springs Sierra 2012 power forward Wesley Gordon was with his commitment to Colorado, but he informed Scout.com on Thursday that he's definitely sticking with his pledge to the Buffs.

"I'm for sure going to Colorado now," Gordon said. "I just decided that I really want to go there because they have a nice program and I think the head coach is a good coach.

"The program is getting better and I have the chance to start and get a lot of playing time. A lot of time when a kid goes to a big school, they won't play as a freshman unless they're an All-American, but I'll have the chance to play."

Gordon cites his relationship with head coach Tad Boyle and the CU staff as one of the reasons he's headed to Colorado.

"They seem really interested in me," Gordon said. "They're really good people with really positive attitudes. We got along from the start. They're kind of like me but older; they have the same attitude."

Being able to stay close to home was another factor for Gordon.

"My family and friends can see me play," he said. "Also, the altitude gives us an advantage against other teams. We can be faster since other teams aren't used to the altitude. I've been there twice. It's a nice campus; it's really big."

Gordon recently debuted on the Scout.com 2012 Top 100, coming in as the 96th ranked prospect in the country. He's pleased with how he's played this spring.

"I'm happy; I've been coming along," Gordon said. "I've improved my jump shot and playing alongside with Chris Thomas has really helped me because he's a good passer and he can also receive the ball from my passes.

"Sometimes teams focus so much on him that it opens up opportunities for the rest of us. He's a great passer and just a great player. He's also a great leader."

Gordon hopes the next step in his development is adding to his offensive game.

"I want to establish a more consistent jump shot," he said. "I want to not only be a post player but run the three a little bit to add to my scoring."

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