"The No. 1 thing is just the coaching staff," the elder Gordon, also named Eric, said of the Illini, coached by Bruce Weber. "They recruited him since he was younger. They've shown so much interest in him."The commitment of Gordon is a huge get for Bruce Weber and the Fighting Illini, and it continues the Illini tradition of having stellar talents in the backcourt under Bruce Weber.
The elder Gordon also cited the proximity from Indianapolis to Illinois' campus in Champaign, Ill., and the way Illinois developed guards Deron Williams and Luther Head, both playing in the NBA. Both were keys in Illinois' national runner-up run last season.
Report: Eric Gordon Chooses Illinois
According to the Indianapolis Star, Eric Gordon has decided to commit to the University of Illinois over Duke.
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