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Aaron Gordon has arrived on campus

Even though Cal and the Cats are in NYC, Aaron Gordon has arrived in Lexington for his official visit. From his Twitter feed:

This visit is the last of five for Gordon, who has also visited Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Kansas.

Gordon’s coach Tim Kennedy told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts that Calipari made an impression on his family during his in-home visit, posing for pictures with kids in the neighborhood, the only coach to do so. He likened Cal’s visit to what we’ve seen on ESPN’s All-Access special, which Kennedy said he watched regularly:

“I think it’s pretty much like what you’ve seen with his shows on the Kentucky All-Access on ESPN there,” Kennedy said. “He lets you know, ‘We want you. We don’t need you, but we want you. We’re Kentucky and this is who we are, this is what we’re about, and this is how we do things.’ I think he’s very up front with guys and lets them know that he’s going to take care of you and you’re going to become better.

“He goes through what it’s going to entail being a Kentucky basketball player. And it’s definitely something that, as a basketball player, it’s appealing. You have all of the facilities. You have the great fan base. You’re going to be playing on the biggest stage.”

When asked if he thought Gordon could handle splitting playing time with the rest of UK’s 2013 mega class, Kennedy said the talented power forward wouldn’t have any problem and could “blend in to any situation.” Kennedy said Gordon’s competitiveness and versatility are his strengths, calling him a player that will do anything to help the team win, even if it means doubling down on defense instead of offense.

Sounds like a Calipari player to me. Enjoy your stay, Aaron.

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26 Comments for Aaron Gordon has arrived on campus

  1. Conway Twitty
    3:23 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink


  2. Tom
    3:23 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why is he on campus if the entire team and coaches are in NYC tonight? Wouldn’t it make more sense for him to watch the game at the Barclay center and then travel back with the team or something?

  3. Coach Durbin
    3:27 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    2) On officials they can’t visit anywhere other than home games. Not sure why he would come this weekend, either

  4. tennessee wildcat
    3:29 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds kind of odd that he would schedule an official visit while Cal and the team are away. Is this just a courtesy visit to see what its like at UK and to fulfill his list of official visits? I hope not. We could use his talent up front for next year.

  5. mocha
    3:30 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    his official visit is tomorrow, 11/10/12. cal and team will be back by then.

  6. 44 Stitches
    3:32 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    The team will be back. It’s not like they are going site seeing in NYC after the game tonight.

  7. SeoulCat
    3:33 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #2, I also find it puzzling that he would visit at a time when the entire team and staff are in NYC. Maybe that’s just how his schedule worked out, but I still find it odd. Either he is really comfortable with Cal, Cal’s sales pitch, and is pretty confident that he will attend UK, or he knows that he is staying on the west coast and just wants to take that last official visit to play hooky from school.

  8. SeoulCat
    3:34 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    ..or it could be what #5 said. lol.

  9. Buddy the Elf
    3:37 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Wow! Bummer for Aaron Gordon visiting KENTUCKY when Coach CAL and the Family are in the Big Apple.

    It is like visiting the North Pole when Santa and the Reindeer are away.

  10. SoCal Will
    3:48 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron and Cal agreed on the weekend before the signing date to visit. He is the best player on the left side of the country. If watching a rim shattering alpha male dominate the enemy is your pleasure you want this kid….

  11. Senator Ashley Judd
    3:49 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Guess who is mulling a Senate run…..

  12. ukpatcats
    3:52 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Official Visit is tommorrow will welcome the CATS back after Victory in New York

  13. NoLongerLurking
    3:53 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #7 SeoulCat

    like you said, I think it’s more how their schedules work out. Just look at our BBM attendance for recruits we lead for: Randle had Homecoming and Wiggins had a rare long weekend to visit family.

  14. tltaworl
    3:56 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    The guys will be back before breakfast so he can watch practice tomorrow and hang out with the team. Another practice sunday before they head to the airport together.

  15. CATS
    4:00 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    I want him over Randle, even-though Randle is bigger. Him, WCS, and Wiggins would be the most complete front court to ever play college ball

  16. Duke Sucks
    4:11 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Timing is strange. Can a team take a recruit to a road game on a official vist? Sure he will see everybody he needs to tomorrow. He has said all along he was comfortable with the coaches but he didn’t know about the distance.

  17. RYNO
    4:12 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    What ever happened to the mysterious Tony Trocha?

  18. Duke Sucks
    4:15 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Seems like it is going to comedown to who wants to commit first between the 3 big guys. Wiggins will be at Uk. I don’t see anyway 2 of the other 3 would be on the same team. Hard to fathom Flordia could have the number 2 class with 3 in the top 10 recruiting the players cal didn’t want.
    Cal can’t walk on water but he could take a step or 2 before he sank

  19. Duke Sucks
    4:16 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #17 just guessing but I would say the emergence of WCS has put him out.

  20. Ouch
    4:21 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #18) are you gonna give Cal advice on recruiting? LMAO !!!

  21. Kevin C.
    4:27 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron Gordon looks like Melvin Turpin and Kyle Wiltjer smushed together.

  22. barn
    4:31 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    smushed. great word

  23. Dubstar84
    5:22 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle, or Andrew Wiggins
    if you had to choose one to take for next year who would it be??
    I think I might go with Gordon.

  24. tyrus
    5:54 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #21 Big body in the paint but can drift out top and shoot the 3? Sounds good to me! If Gordon commits, the coach better keep him away from McDonalds. haha

  25. Gordon Fan
    6:21 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    #23-I agree with you. This kid has it all. Of course the other 2 are great but there is something about Gordon that just fits.

  26. cracka
    8:27 pm November 9, 2012 Permalink

    wiggins will not be at uk, cal is not recruiting him any more … we need gordon or randle or even dakari johnson