Staff // 02/21/2013 9:58 pm
Via CityLeagueHoopsTV on YouTube:
He’s already pretty explosive for a freshman and knowing the pedigree he’ll probably end up being an incredibly strong college player. I know he’ll probably end up a one-and-done star but I hope we get him!!! I think a class with the core of Eron Gordon and Vijay Blackmon would be a nice start!
keep ‘em in state!
LOL @ the mouth-breather montage.
Anyway, with all the drama Eric endured while he was at IU, his attendance at the Purdue game was a positive sign that he has no ill will toward the university… and that bodes well for Eron’s decision, if Eric has any influence.
Outside of the impressive athleticism that is predominantly showcased in this video, I love how effortless, quick and smooth his shot is. I remember a previous video that was put up on this sight and there were so many criticizing his form on his shot, his lack of lifting to shoot, etc; I don’t care about that. The kid can shoot, and with the quickness that he pulls the trigger, and the respect that his drive gives, he will be able to get that shot off any time he wants to take it. Would I mind him working on adding some lift on it? No, but I do not think it is going to hurt him all that much.
I swear those are 8′ rims… He makes a flush look far too easy.
He looks as good as his brother and no doubt will be a top priority for IU.
Gordon has been around the program a ton. Speaking to the team, watching workouts and attending games. He has the opposite of ill will…
Crean has reached out to several Hoosiers that played before his tenure, and he assured them that IU loves them.
With the rate that Jordy’s ear-shot goes in, and at the rate that John Shurna’s ugliest shot of all time (he looked like a drunk Reggie Miller) found the bottom of the net, at a certain point in a kid’s career, if it goes in, it goes in.
He certainly is far advanced from the kids Eron was playing against in this tape….shooting a lot of easy layups. Gordon does show a quick first step and a nice cross-over. Seems to have improved the form for his jumper…which was Jalen Rose ugly at one time. Only one 3pt shot taken..more like a set shot but accurate. This kid looks like he will be much more of a physical player than Eric..a primary IU target for sure (I hope)
I think the dad is a major influence and knows the b-ball recruiting wars. If Crean continues to develop players’ skills…daddy Gordon will have no problem with his son going to IU.
It is pretty amazing how one brother can play almost exactly like the other. Eron has the same efficiency and explosiveness as Eric. Will be a top 5 kid by 2016….also believe he will be a Hoosier.
Has anyone seen tape of Eric at Eron’s same age and made a comparison…it seems he might be further along than Eric at this juncture?
Of all the guys that IU is going after, Eron is the one I’d most like to see in candy stripes. The whole Eric Gordon season was such a bummer, I’d like to see another Gordon brother go for a championship at IU.
As far as him being a one-and-done, I’d love for IU to go after the in-state guys who are going to be one-and-done. They’d still have connection to the program because of being in-state.
Plus, Eron’s game looks awesome.
Amazing for 14.
Not sure he has EJ’s jumper (that’s what really set him apart from every other athletic off the dribble type guy- he could / can shoot like Hulls), but I’m not sure EJ had that jumper when he was a frosh.
Eron’s moves are very reminiscent of his bro- so smooth and effortless- some guys look like they are working their tails off and making amazing plays (VO) and some guys are just deceptively great with the ball and you don’t realize what an awesome play they made until it’s over (EJ).
I assume we’ve got the inside track?
Anyone notice that he only dunks with two hands? Not that it really means anything but he must have smaller hands to palm the ball and throw it down. I’d like to see more of his jump shot. Looks like he’s got good ability of getting in the lane though.
The biggest difference is that Eric was not relied on to be the go-to scorer as a Freshman at North Central. His team had more talent. Former Hoosier and Indiana Mr. Basketball AJ Ratliff was a senior, in addition to a few other lower level D1 players.
Eron’s most talented teammate is probably Darius Latham, a 4-star defensive lineman headed to IU (and potential bball walk-on).
Anecdotally, I think Eric’s jumper was far superior as a Freshman. But you could say the same thing about Eron’s ball handling right now.
The Shizzle, The Dizzle . . . !!!
i really hope we get this kid…i wood luv him n vijay in backcourt someday…i think he has better handles than eric but not the jumper hes a better passer also, i hope as stength imprves so does jumper..i dont c the 1 n done thing yet but i hope he develops into that type of elite player..
He’s got an interesting release, but it looks like it works for him. I’d like to see a highlight with more of those dribble pull-ups.
Met Eric Gordon at an IU game last year. I hope he talks his brother into joining the Hoosiers!
Eric was out on the court at last season’s Hoosier Hysteria with DJ White.
He’s a HS freshman, so it would seem likely that he’s still growing; the other thing with only dunking two-handed is that, well, he gets up high enough to dunk it two-handed!
You sir, should be flogged for comparing the John Shurna fugliness to Reggie Miller!
I’m giving you a hard time, I know what you mean. This season is a bad example, since he hasn’t really recovered his stroke since the injuries, but Mo Creek’s release isn’t picture-perfect, either.
Reggie Miller is one of my favorite players of all time, but his shot wasn’t pretty (it always looked like both hands met in the middle and made the J together after the release).
And good call on Mo’s form — looks like a one-handed shot put at times.