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Aaron Gordon Planning Five Officials

Aaron Gordon, one of the top players in the Class of 2013, says he has five official visits in the works.

“Recruiting-wise [I’m] down to five officials that are going to be set up and I have one unofficial,” the 6-foot-9 Gordon out of San Jose Mitty told Dave Telep of ESPN before going for 25 points and 6 rebounds en route to Player of the Game honors in the Under Armour Elite 24 game Saturday.

“I’m going to Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Kansas and Kentucky as officials and then in September I’m going to Cal on an unofficial.”

While winning the Peach Jam in July with the Oakland Soldiers, Gordon, 16, told that Washington, Arizona and Kentucky were his top three.

“Washington’s a really good school,” Gordon said then. “I love [head coach Lorenzo] Romar. I also like [Kentucky coach John] Calipari a lot. I like [Arizona coach] Sean Miller. I like all those guys. There’s no really No. 1. Those are very close to my top three.

“Washington’s probably up there, but there’s really no No. 1.”

Gordon’s Soldiers teammate, Jabari Bird, visits Cal Sept. 1 and Washington Sept. 29, and is working on bringing Gordon with him to either Cal or Washington.

“Yeah, we definitely mentioned it to each other all the time,” Bird told “We hopefully plan on going to the same school on the college level, which is one of the reasons why Washington is one of my favorites.”

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Latest comments

  • Holding my breath that Aaron comes Washington.

  • he is really really good

  • Yep and he is coming to ARIZONA.
    With Rondae Jefferson and Keith Frazier.
    Will be an easy choice after watching UofA smash on everyone this season.

  • ^i actually hate you

  • You can take Washington out of the Top Two.
    Washington just plane out LIED to their faces.
    We knew about Washington problems for months but UW did not tell them anything.

    Kensucky -WWW tried that grade changes again. Just like D. Rose. The NCAA got word of that…
    Banner is coming down… UK give cash pay out per Sun Times. And GotGrades4Sale

  • Yo Kansas.
    I did not forget about Kansas Gangster U.
    Still buying,selling,smoking that stuff.
    DEA busted youz.

    The KU AD must be the worse. Not able to clean house.

  • the most shocking thing about the elite 24 game was that there is actually a guy who is slower and has less athleticism then kyle anderson.

  • I missed the “game,” who are you referring to, Boston?

  • the greene kid

  • Not worried about BG, he’ll be part of one of the most lethal backcourts in college hoops for the next few years. 3-balls are layups for BG and CF.

  • conner getting blocked by nichols made me laugh for some reason

  • Looking at Brennan Greene makes me laugh.

  • And frankamp, KU has the #1 Goofiest looking recruiting class.
    Congrats on the #1 Goofiest class KU….

  • I loved that Greene dunk.. LOL

  • AZ,

    Everyone is saying that Washington lied to the G’s.
    Telling them Run&Gun offense ;then, UW AD hires a new coach. Brad is the X and O guy. And already installed a half court- slow motion offense.

    I say LIED because we knew the inside on Washington issues for months. But,Romar failed to tell the G’s.