Recruitment picks up for Gordon

The recruitment continues to pick up for four-star prospect Eron Gordon.

Class of 2016 four-star star guard Eron Gordon is one of the top scorers in the state of Indiana. The Indianapolis North Central standout has had some big games this season, and is helping to lead one of the younger teams in the state. Now he is seeing more and more interest in his recruitment.

For Gordon he is only a sophomore, but he is one of the more experienced players and leaders on his North Central team. He was big in leading them to a win over East Chicago (Ind.) Central, and is hoping to see improvement and development from his team as the year goes along.

"It was a big win for us and it showed how much heart we have every single day in practice," said Gordon. "I didn't get off to a good start, but our team did so I didn't worry about it. You just have to focus on the game."

He continued, "I am just trying to make sure we go hard every day in practice and make sure we're always getting better. Eventually everybody on our team is going to be seniors and we will all be really good."

Recruiting wise Gordon has long had significant interest from schools like Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Xavier, and Michigan. Now he notes that Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, and some others are beginning to pick up the interest.

Indiana is a school where his older brother Evan currently plays, and his oldest brother Eric played, and Gordon is very familiar with the Hoosiers and how this year's team is growing on the court.

"I think the team is developing well," said Gordon. "I think Evan is doing a good job of developing in his role from being a No. 1 or No. 2 option to coming off the bench. I feel like Noah Vonleh and Troy Williams are really good and Yogi (Ferrell) is one of the best point guards around, and I feel like they are really developing as a team."

Last year Gordon would go to games at IU as a recruit, now that has changed a little bit and he goes as a family member and fan, and for him that has been interesting.

"It's more like a fan type of relationship," said Gordon. "When I go down there I don't go down there as a recruit, I'm just going down there to root for Evan. We are just supporting him and the team. It has been a little weird going as a recruit for a few years and now this year again going as a fan."

A pair of schools he hopes to visit this year would be Butler and Michigan. Michigan he has a long standing relationship with assistant coach Jeff Meyer and Butler is only minutes from his house.

About Butler, Gordon said, "They came to my practice a few weeks ago. I am still really high on them and I have a lot of interest in them and Coach (Brandon) Miller is doing a great job with them this season."

When it comes to Michigan, he added, "I haven't been there yet, but Michigan is really starting to come on. I am starting to get more familiar with Michigan, especially with Zak (Irvin) being there. I am learning more about them for sure."

A newer school in the mix is Kentucky. Gordon has been in touch with assistant coach Orlando Antigua, and he has a fondness for the Wildcats program.

"The thing I like about Kentucky is how they get good players and play hard and together. They develop as a team and of course they have high draft picks, but the thing that stands out to me is the work ethic that they always show."

For now the No. 29 prospect in the class of 2016 remains wide open and is in no hurry to make an early college decision.

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