Some say Aaron Gordon is the next Blake Griffin. Others say he will be better. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but it’s pretty high praise for the young man who is just finishing up his senior year of high school at Archbishop Mitty out in California. The 6-foot-9 power forward is considering three schools as his recruitment winds down over the next month or two, and according to Jeff Borzello over at CBSSports.com, Kentucky is still a major player with the two schools out west, Washington and Arizona.
In terms of recruiting, the 6-foot-9 forward is down to three schools: Arizona, Washington and Kentucky. The two Pac-12 schools were deemed the favorites for most of the past couple of years, but Kentucky has really come on strong lately and is squarely in the mix for his services.
We often forget about Gordon — in part because we continue to hear he will stay closer to home — when caught up in the talk of Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle, but that line from Borzello tells us there’s still potential for him to join Kentucky’s historic recruiting class. He’s right up there on the Wiggins/Randle skill level and he’s a lot more than just a “third option” for UK. Kentucky fans would love to see Gordon breaking backboards in Rupp Arena next season.