Early Favorite For Drew Gordon

Drew Gordon, one of the best big men in the class nationally for 2008, is being recruited by many of the elite programs in the country. We spoke with him recently and he mentioned an ACC school as an early favorite...

Drew Gordon, 6-8 JR PF/C San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, is one of the more explosive athletes in the class of 2008. Gordon plays with great energy at both ends of the court and he's developing into a very good shot blocker. His offensive game still needs polishing, but he's on track to be one of the elite post players in the class.

We spoke with Gordon at the Pangos Classic and asked him about the programs he's interested in at this time.

"Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisville and Washington are some of them," said Gordon.

We asked if he's particularly high on any one program.

"Duke is probably my first choice right now, just because of the program," said Gordon. "But I haven't really had a chance to look at any schools yet."

Gordon told us he is unsure about offers to date.

"My high school coach talks to everyone, so I'm not sure about offers," said Gordon. "He doesn't want me to get a big head."

When questioned about the timing of his decision, Gordon said, "I'd like to have it pretty set in my mind by the end of my junior year. I might not tell anyone then, but I'd like to have a pretty good idea by then."

Gordon will attend the U.S. U18 Trials on June 16th. If he makes the team, he'll be playing through July 3rd. If he doesn't make the team, his mother told us that he may play at one of the college elite camps at the end of June. She told us that they have not yet decided which camp Drew would attend.

Gordon told us that he currently has "around a 2.6 or 2.7 GPA."

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