The 6'7 forward is rated as one of the tops in the nation. He has received offers from Oregon, Washington, Kansas, Arizona, California, Kentucky, New Mexico and Stanford.
Via Adam Zagoria, Gordon enjoyed his visit in Eugene and catching up with Oregon point guard Dominic Artis.
"[He said] he enjoyed it," Tim Kennedy, head coach at San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty told SNY.tv Monday. "He was really impressed with the facilities and [said] they take care of their guys over there."
Gordon has scheduled visits for Kansas on Oct. 11 and Arizona on Oct. 18, and is possibly looking to schedule a visit with Kentucky at the end of the October.
He has remained mum on most of his recruiting process, but Kennedy says that Gordon and Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar have a long relationship.
"Coach Romar has known his dad since they were in high school," Kennedy said. "He's known him since he recruited Drew [Gordon] coming out of high school, so he's known him for a while."
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The Rainier Beach Vikings might have won the 2013 3A state basketball championship last week. Four-star recruit Shaqquan Aaron is enrolled at Rainier Beach HS after moving from southern California and barring any academic issues, will become eligible to play for the Vikings this coming school year.
No other school in the state in both the 3A and 4A classifications, has the amount of depth and talent that the Vikings have entering the 2012-13 season.
Aaron, a junior, easily becomes one of the best basketball talents in the state. I'd have to see more games in-person, but his reputation puts him on the UCLA-bound Zach Lavine's level.
The 6'6" small forward prospect is entering his junior year and currently holds offers from Arizona, UConn, Syracuse, UCLA and Washington among several others.
At Rainier Beach, Aaron joins senior guards Marquis Davis, Will Dorsey and Naim Ladd, along with forwards Djuan Piper, Elijah Foster and Fuquan Niles. The team will likely appear in the preseason national rankings when they come out before the season.
Here's a short snippet of a scouting report from ESPN on Aaron:
Aaron has a frame and a budding skill-set that oozes potential. He handles the ball well in the open court and he's a high-level passer. (Via: ESPN Insider)
And here's a short highlight video of Aaron at 2011 Adidas Nation:
Shaqquan Aaron Highlights - Class of 2014 - Adidas Nations 2011 (via CityLeagueHoopsTV)
The Washington Huskies have one big target for the 2013 recruiting class: Archbishop Mitty forward Aaron Gordon. Gordon is considered one of those can't-miss recruits who has the ability to lift a basketball team to greater heights. Gordon has explosive athleticism and great ability to power insider. Gordon represents the new breed of power forward that can use their superior athletic skills to produce just as much as they use their low-post ability.
Washington has generally been good at producing NBA talent and has a well-established coach in Lorenzo Romar, so there's a lot for Gordon to like about the Huskies. However, the schools that Washington is competing with to land Gordon are formidable: Arizona, Oregon, Kansas and Kentucky will definitely have great pitches as well.
The Washington Huskies have suffered a significant blow to their recruiting efforts as one of their top targets has canceled his official visit. Salesian forward Jabari Bird is set to decide which school he's committing to tomorrow.
Bird's visit to Cal is the only one he's made. He was scheduled to trip to Colorado, Oregon and Washington later in the month, but he's decided to nix all those visits. It has to pit California as the overwhelming favorite to land one of the top college basketball targets from the Bay Area.
Washington has generally landed their fair share of top players, with Tony Wroten being the most recent example of a top recruit ending up a Husky. So the lack of buzz on the recruiting trail is a bit concerning. Washington will likely have to double down on their efforts to land top recruits like Isaac Hamilton and Aaron Gordon to keep things moving in the right direction.
SB Nation Seattle's Kevin Cacabelos compiles his summer notes and observations on the state's top high school basketball talent in part two of his recruiting roundup featuring players from the class of 2014.
SB Nation Seattle's Kevin Cacabelos compiles his summer notes and observations on the state's top high school basketball talent in part one of his recruiting roundup featuring players from the class of 2013.
Jabari Parker will not be suiting up in the purple and gold anytime soon. Parker announced his top ten schools on Twitter on Wednesday night in no particular order: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
While Washington was considered a longshot for the No. 1 basketball recruit in the land, there was some hope for Husky fans, considering Parker had a couple of family ties to the Washington Huskies basketball program. Parker's dad Sonny played in the NBA with Lorenzo Romar and Parker's brother, Chris, was an unofficial member of the Huskies' coaching staff last season.
Though Parker is now off the rader, Romar and his coaching staff still have a chance to pull off an impressive recruiting job with the class of 2013. They are considered the front-runner for five-star power forward Aaron Gordon and they are also one of the top schools on the list for five-star shooting guard Jabari Bird. The Huskies also gained a verbal commitment from point guard Nigel Williams-Goss in May.
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Jabari Bird (2013) told Rivals.com's Eric Bossi that Washington and California are his top two favorite schools with Arizona, Oregon and California rounding out his top five. The 6'6" shooting guard prospect missed the cut from the USA's U18 National Team roster on Thursday. He was one of the only two players from the West Coast invited to try out for the team earlier this week.
Bird is the No. 4 ranked shooting guard in his class and the No. 2 best player in his class from California according to ESPN's rankings. The five-star prospect led Salesian HS to a state championship and averaged 18.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game his junior year. Salesian HS is the same school current Washington Husky forward Desmond Simmons attended.
Washington's up-tempo style of play and coaching staff have played a role in Bird's feelings towards the school:
I like both (UW and Cal) of their respective styles of play and I love their coaching staffs. (Via: Rivals.com)