June 23, 2006
Drew Gordon taking his time
One of the top recruits in the 2008 class is Drew Gordon, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. As a sophomore, Gordon averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and six blocks a game.
After an impressive showing at the Pangos All-American Camp, Rivals.com recruiting expert Jerry Meyer offered the following evaluation of Gordon:
"He was a terror on the offensive boards while also being an ever present shot blocker on the other end. In the post he scored with a jump hook off quick turns to his left shoulder.
"Gordon has the foot speed and athleticism to defend both on the perimeter and in the post. Offensively, he passed the ball well out of the double team, but he does have room to grow as a ball handler and shooter from the perimeter."
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