The University of Missouri basketball program had a big visitor on campus on Wednesday afternoon.
Carte'Are Gordon, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward at Webster Groves (Mo.) High School, is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2018 and was on campus with two of his high school coaches.
“It was good,” Gordon told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com. “I got to watch practice and see campus, talk to the coaches a little bit.”
Gordon, who said he is being recruited by Missouri head coach Kim Anderson and assistant Rob Fulford, said he’s been to campus a few times but it was good going back on Wednesday.
What was the best part of the trip?
“Just them telling me what I could help do for Mizzou’s future and how I fit into the program,” Gordon said.
What did the Missouri coaches say Gordon could do for the Tigers?
“They said I could be legendary there, be historic, and be a big piece to their program and help them get a national championship because if I go other players will start coming,” Gordon said. “But they need me to start it.”
Hearing that from his home-state program meant a lot to him.
“It feels real good,” Gordon said. “Knowing that I’m blessed enough to be able to do that for my hometown is amazing.”
Gordon, a four-star recruit rated as the 47th-best prospect nationally in the Class of 2018, has plenty of suitors. Among his many scholarship offers are Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Iowa and others.
The power forward will make a few more unofficial visits in the near future.
“I’ll be going probably to Kansas next,” Gordon said. “In the next few weeks. Kansas and Notre Dame in the next few weeks.”
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