Gordon sticking with top two

Aaron Gordon hasn't been shy about naming a top two in his recruitment. However, the assumption that he'll end up at one of those two schools has prevented many schools from recruiting the five-star 2013 prospect.

Recruiting is usually a lot more stressful for a five-star prospect than it is for 6-foot-8, 212-pound San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty power forward Aaron Gordon.

Scout.com's 5th ranked 2013 prospect, Gordon has a top two of Washington and Arizona but isn't getting recruited too hard by many schools other than that.

"There's Kentucky, New Mexico and Oregon, but everyone kind of thinks it's a closed situation," Gordon said. "They're my top two but I'm still wide open."

Kentucky is the most recent addition to Gordon's list and he says he's interested.

"Kentucky came to one of my practices and then (John) Calipari called me on the phone," said Gordon. "It's Kentucky, you can't just cancel them out."

Washington and Arizona stand out to Gordon for two different reasons.

"(Lorenzo) Romar is a great dude. It's a really sound program and very family oriented," he said. "I know Arizona would develop my game a whole lot."

Gordon doesn't have any visits set up, but does plan on checking out Oregon, he said.

When it comes time to make a decision, one factor stands out above the rest.

"The coach," Gordon said. "If you go to a school that's close to you or has the right style of play but don't mesh with the coach, things can go bad."

Archbishop Mitty is off to an 8-1 start and while Gordon is happy with his team's success, he also feels as if he's improved as a player.

"With each day I think I get a little bit better," he said. "I think I'm starting to round my game off and now I'm trying to make every single aspect of my game perfect. I've gotten my jump shot a lot better but you can always get better at that."


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