Quick PG Alex Gordon catches Gophers' interest

The Minnesota Gophers' hunt for a point guard continues as the coaching staff has watched 5-10 Alex Gordon of Pensacola (FL) High throughout the summer. Gordon is one of the quickest players in the country. He is a good shooter who is a strong defender.

Alex Gordon played at the Nike All-America Camp in Indianapolis in early July and was with the MA Select AAU team at the adidas Big Time Tournament. He was more effective at the Nike Camp than at the Big Time, since his AAU team was stacked with two other talented small guards in top ten player Darius Washington, who has committed to Memphis, and Taurean Green, a Florida verbal. Washington scored over 30 points in several games in Vegas, and Green averaged close to 20 points per game, leaving Gordon with few offensive opportunities.


Gordon is a waterbug-type who can gets by defender with his quickness. He is athletic and has a good first step.


Gordon said that he is being recruited by Minnesota, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Xavier, Florida State, SMU and Arkansas. Minnesota, Ohio State and Vanderbilt have all offered

him a scholarship.


Gordon said that Minnesota has done an excellent job of recruiting him.


"It's cold, but the Gopher coaches like to compete and win. They are doing a good job of convincing that Minnesota is the place for me."


Gordon does not have a favorite and plans to cut his list of schools down this month.


Gordon averaged 27 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals per game as his team finished 21-9. They return all five starters and Gordon said that his team's goal is to go undefeated. He added that it will be good to not have to average 27 points per game since the team will be more balanced this year.


Gordon has a 3.4 GPA, but has yet to receive a qualifying score on the ACT or SAT.

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