Ducks’ run in tournament helping in landing top basketball recruit?

The number four ranked high school player – according to ESPN – has announced that he will he will reveal his college decision at the McDonald’s All-American game.  The game is set for April 3rd and will be aired on ESPN.  The 6-foot-8 forward has narrowed his school down to Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon or Washington.

Originally, Oregon was cut from Aaron Gordon’s copious list of offers but after seeing the Ducks rise in the polls and the elevated play of former AAU teammate Domininc Artis, Gordon put them back on his short list.  Gordon, who attends Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, conveniently attended the Ducks’ second round shellacking of fifth seed Oklahoma State.  Oregon’s success in the tournament only helps in solidifying this game changer’s interest.

Aaron Gordon has the potential to lead the Ducks to the promise land.

With the Ducks losing three of their starters and sixth man to graduation, they could use someone like Gordon, who could single-handedly bring this program to the next level.  ”Definitely tryin’ to keep Oregon in his ear,” Artis said.  ”It would be great if we got him up here for next year.”  With a close friend and former – hopefully future – teammate in Artis backing Oregon up, Gordon could be swayed into flocking North.  With this potential lottery pick in the Altman’s starting five next year the Ducks could be making even more noise next year than they are right now.

The Ducks are primarily known for their fast-paced cut-throat offense in football, but the basketball team might soon join them as the Aaron Gordon show.

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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

  • Bryan Holt

    I was so excited for this but unfortunately he committed to Arizona today. ScoDucks!