Drew Gordon's List Taking Shape

Drew Gordon, the 6-8 junior post from Northern California, currently the #20-ranked prospect in the class of 2008, has received interest from most of the top programs in the country. A source close to Gordon tells us that he's starting to put together his final list of schools...

Drew Gordon, 6-8 JR C/PF San Jose (Calif.) Archbiship Mitty, is one of the more athletic post prospects in the country. Gordon runs the court extremely well and he's a very quick and explosive leaper.

It's no surprise, therefore, that many of the top programs in the country have expressed an interest in recruiting Gordon. Eventually, though, every prospect has to cut his list to a maangeable number of schools and it appears that Gordon may be on the verge of doing just that. We received an email this morning from Shelly Davis, Gordon's mother, and she provided an update on Gordon's recent activities, as well as some of the schools that he's considering. The highlights of the email are as follows.

Gordon is closing in on his final list of schools. Still high on his list are UCLA, Washington, Duke and North Carolina. He is going with his mother to Arizona this weekend for an unofficial visit. There are still several other schools with which he is still in communication, so he has by no means reached a decision. His ability to see additional East Coast and Midwest based schools has been limited mostly by time constraints and school schedules.

Gordon did not play in any of the tournaments this past weekend because he was competing in the Arcadia Invitational track meet. Gordon took 6th in discus and 4th in shot-put. He has to throw at a number of meets to qualify for the State tournament. This will likely be his last year of competition, as he will probably have many conflicts during spring of his senior year.

Gordon won a number of honors this past season. He was named the CCS Player of the Year, the SF Chronicle 1st team and Peninsula Player of the Year, and was calhisports and sportsfocus (both Bay Area TV shows) Player of the Year. He is nominated for Mr. Basketball in California.

Gordon will be with the Oakland Soldiers at the Houston Kingwood Classic on April 20-22 and then in Las Vegas for a tournament on April 27-29.

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