Oregon Back in Play for Top Basketball Recruit

It’s a shocker to some, but five star and number 7 overall senior prospect Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif. /Archbishop Mitty) has re-added the University of Oregon as one of his four potential schools.  The other three schools still in the mix are PAC-12 teams Washington and Arizona, and SEC powerhouse Kentucky.

Aaron Gordon could be the missing piece for Altman’s Ducks

Sources have indicated that Gordon’s sudden interest is in large part due to the recent success of the Ducks.  With the Ducks’ jump into the polls, Gordon put Oregon back on his list after squeezing them out in the fall.  This specimen is a game changer and could drive Oregon to the next level on the court and recruiting-wise for years to come.  Realizing this, Altman made an in-home visit with Gordon while the Ducks were on their Bay Area road trip.

The Ducks may be a dark horse now in the hunt for one of the best players in the country.  An edge which Oregon has is freshman point guard Dominic Artis, who played with Gordon on the same travel team, the Oakland Soldiers.  The current Soldiers roster also boasts twins and Oregon commits Tyree and Tyrell Robinson who could possibly sway Gordon to come to Eugene.

Oregon came oh-so close last year to landing top recruit Anthony Bennett, who is now averaging over 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game with UNLV and is projected as a top 5 pick in the NBA draft this upcoming year.  Hopefully Oregon has learned from the past and will be able to lure one of the best players in the 2013 recruiting class.  If they do achieve the impossible, we could be looking at multiple deep runs in the tournament for years to come.

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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock