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.
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.