Go back to the 2013 Pac-12 Basketball Recruiting Board.
School and location: Archbishop Mitty, San Jose, CA
Washington (possible favorite), Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Stanford. Here's him talking about his top 5.
Measureables: 6-8, around 210-220 pounds
Position: Likely a highly athletic small forward, or an undersized power forward unless he grows a few more inches.
Stats: Averaged 22.9 PPG and 12.8 RPG last season.
Attributes: One thing is obvious, Gordon can dunk. He's near unstoppable in the transition game. His athleticism is excellent for his size, and he definitely has all the attributes to become a dominant playmaker from the 3 or the 4.
Gordon just loves to leap. He does a great job working fullcourt and developing action from one side of the court to the other. He runs the floor exceptionally well and goes sideline to sideline. He can
Gordon can bang down low in the post. He can stretch the floor by working it from the outside and create as a point forward. He can stroke it from outside, and he can be a defensive force as well.
Windmills! Help defense blocks! Working the baseline! Pull-up jumper! Behind-the-back dribble! Alley-oops! Spin move in the paint! Dunks, dunks of every kind! Ball-handling in the backcourt like a wing despite having the size of a big man! Exclamation points, exclamation points, exclamation points!!!
If Aaron Gordon isn't in an NBA Dunk Contest down the line, things have gone horribly wrong.
- Named Mr. Basketball of California. The last two juniors to earn that honor were Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd. Put up 33 points and 20 rebounds in the CIF Division II state title.
- His brother Drew was a UCLA commit/transfer to New Mexico. Not too shabby a player himself, currently slated as a second rounder.