Aaron Gordon is Looking to Stand Out

May 28-30 2011: EYBL tournament at Hanger Athletics in California

Aaron Gordon is one of the top recruits in the country and he showed that today in the Hoophall Classic with his athleticism and maturity scoring 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a loss to Lone Peak today.

Gordon spoke about his recruitment and how he plans on standing out on the next level.

Gordon is down to Kentucky, Arizona and Washington. When he came back from his weekend official visit to Kentucky in mid-November, he was still targeting a spring signing, his AAU coach told SNY.tv. Joining the Wildcats would be interesting, especially since John Calipari has landed multiple commitments from top-tier prospects already.

“In college, I’m not looking to fit in. I’m looking to stand out,” Gordon said. “But even with all the recruits, I’d still want to stand out. I just think it’d be a really good team.”

Gordon said he’s been working on his outside shot, taking between 500 and 550 attempts a day by himself in order to become more polished.

“I want to make three or four jumpers a game to keep everybody honest,” he said. “I haven’t hit that stage of my game yet.”

In my opinion, fitting in and working together as a team is a lot more important than standing out at Kentucky.

Makes me wonder if Aaron Gordon is a good fit.

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Scott Anderson
I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • http://www.facebook.com/john.broughton.16 John Broughton

    If Archie Goodwin would have made more of his shots he would be a standout. From the looks of Gordon he is already more polished than Alex P. The only true stand out at UK is Noel. So what if next year UK has three standouts? Can Gordon live with that or does he have to be the only one?

  • jason m.

    His game will allow him to stand out w/ all those hard core dunks.. he’ll be just fine.. come on down aaron.