It’s been nearly four years since Eron Gordon was offered scholarships by Indiana and Purdue. To put it in perspective, Yogi Ferrell hadn’t yet played a game at Indiana. Gordon hadn’t yet played a high school game.
There have been a lot of twists and turns. Gordon, after Thursday’s “Night of the Future Stars” event in New Albany, estimated that he’s probably been on 40 college campuses in the recruiting process. New schools came in. Some dropped off.
Gordon, a 6-2 Cathedral guard, was named to the IndyStar Indiana All-Star team earlier this week. He had a strong high school career at North Central (for two years) and Cathedral. And he’s seen a lot as the youngest brother of a basketball family that includes NBA guard Eric Gordon, a former Mr. Basketball at North Central, and former Arizona State and Indiana guard Evan Gordon.
“It’s definitely gone on for a legit five years,” Gordon said of the recruiting process. “I was in a tough recruiting spot. I basically went from the top prospect in eighth grade to now being like 100. You see a lot of different things and your recruitment goes here and there and you don’t have that much control over it.”
Gordon, who is ranked No. 107 in the 2016 class by Rivals.com, is one of the few uncommitted prospects in the class (only nine of the Rivals 150 haven’t signed). Gordon said Thursday that Marquette, Missouri and Seton Hall are in the mix. Butler, which had begun to recruit him again, is out of the picture again.
“It’s pretty much the same schools,” he said. “Missouri has picked up a little bit. Marquette, Seton Hall and Missouri. (Butler is) not involved anymore.”
Gordon said he hopes “to have something decided here in the next two or three weeks.” He’s not limiting himself to just those three schools, depending on what arises, but said he’s definitely not considering prep school.
At one point last fall, Gordon set a date and planned to make an announcement. Indiana, Memphis and Seton Hall were his three schools at that point.
“It’s actually been kind of fun,” he said. “It’s been enjoyable to go on a lot of campuses. One thing that I’m going to be able to do is make a great decision because I’ve probably been on 40 college campuses. That’s probably a legit number. I feel like I’m going to have a good grasp on my decision.”
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