Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Aaron Gordon, one of the top uncommitted players left on the board, will announce his college choice on April 3 at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago.
The 6-foot-9 Gordon is considering Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and Washington.
“Yes, he’s kind of had a good idea when he was going to do it and he’s letting everybody know it’s during the McDonald’s Game,” Tim Kennedy, Gordon’s coach at San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, told SNY.tv Sunday by phone.
Gordon is in the middle of a monster playoff run at Mitty and Kennedy said whichever school he chooses will get a special player.
“He’s gonna be an ultimate competitor,” Kennedy said. “Just wathcing him in this playoff run we’re making right now he refuses to let his team lose. He’s a big-time competitor who loves to play and just keeps getting better.”
With Washington coach Lorenzo Romar looking on, Gordon went for 29 points and 22 rebounds Saturday night as Mitty won the CIF Northern California Open Division championship game with a 70-50 win over Sheldon.
Mitty (28-5) will play for the state championship Saturday against Mater Dei of Santa Ana.
Longtime Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis said Gordon is the best Northern California player since Jason Kidd, who won back-to-back D-I state titles in 1991 and ’92.
“He’s definitely the best (in the Bay) since Jason Kidd,” Tennis told MaxPreps.com. “But saying he’s as good or better than Kidd or some of the others before (Kidd). … he’s still got one or two more games to go.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.