Gordon's Eyes Opened

Five-star forward Aaron Gordon will be busy over the next few months, as it becomes official visit season for the 6-8 forward from San Jose. Gordon made the first of those Saturday, when he stopped in Eugene to visit the University of Oregon.

Gordon had never visited the university before, and came away impressed.

"It went very well. It opened my eyes on just what Oregon was. I'd never seen the university until that trip. I got to see what it's made of and what its foundation was," he said.

Despite the unfamiliar setting, Gordon made the visit with friends and fellow basketball (and football recruits) Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson, who committed following their visits. Gordon said their commitment would "definitely be a factor".

Freshmen point guard Dominic Artis was Gordon's host and his presence on campus was undoubtedly a positive one.

"I've known DA for a while. He's just a good friend. He's been part of the Soldiers (AAU's Oakland Soldiers) family for a long time."

Unsurprisingly, what stood out most were facilities, notably the newly built Matthew Knight Arena, where Gordon said he could "see himself really contributing on that floor."

"The arena almost looks like a pro arena," he said.

The support the fans gave the Oregon football team, who defeated Arizona over the weekend, was also a plus.

"I don't think I saw a seat that wasn't filled. It was pretty intense."

Despite the positive reviews, Gordon won't be in the committing mood, much less the list-ranking mood until after he takes the remainder of his visits.

Gordon will visit Washington this upcoming weekend and follow that up with trips to Arizona, Kansas and a finale in Lexington, Kentucky to check out the reigning national champions Kentucky Wildcats.

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