Kentucky Wildcats 2013 recruting class looks to be setting up as one of the greatest ever. Kentucky has recieved verbal from Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee, and Derek Willis. That’s 4 of the top 20 in the nation, and Derek Willis is the frontrunner for Kentucky Mr. Basketball, but is this class done? That remains to be seen, but one recruit still on Kentucky’s radar is 6’9 power forward Aaron Gordon out of Archbishop Mitty(CA). I recently got a chance to speak with Tim Kennedy, Aaron Gordon’s high school coach, and he had some great things to say about Aaron on and off the court.
I started out by asking Tim “What aspect of Aaron’s game makes him one of the nation’s top recruits?” Versatility was the first word out of his mouth. He went on to say Aaron can play the 1-5. He has a great motor, and his competiveness sets him apart. Kennedy said “Aaron is a once in a lifetime kid to coach, when your best player works the hardest thats when you know you have something special, and I really enjoy coaching him.”
I asked Tim who he would compare Aaron to college or pro, and he said ” Scottie pippen, because of how versatile he is.” He also said “Some people have told him that they would compare Aaron to Blake Griffin, but he sees him more of a Scottie Pippen type of player.”
Aaron Gordon will be visiting Kentucky on November 10th-11th. Tim Kennedy told me that Aaron’s top 5 are Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, in no order.
I wouldn’t expect a decision soon from Aaron, most reports say he will make a decision in the late signing period and Tim Kennedy didn’t say otherwise.