SI's top 10 incoming freshman
Here's a breakdown of SI's top 10 incoming freshman...
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The important part...
4. Aaron Gordon, Arizona
At this summer's U-19 FIBA World Championships in Prague, Gordon dominated the competition while winning the tournament MVP award and leading Team USA to a gold medal. He also did this. Gordon, like so many other players on this list, is considered to have All-Star potential at the next level -- and the 2013-14 season outlook for the Arizona team he joins is arguably just as bullish. With Gordon in the fold, the Wildcats are the clear favorites to win Pac-12. It's not just because of Gordon; Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell and backcourt partner Nick Johnson, forwards Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski and freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson form a deep and talented rotation.
It's hard to project exactly how Gordon will fare at the college level, in large part because few, if any, people not named Sean Miller (and maybe Gordon himself) are exactly sure where Gordon will play next season. Putting him at small forward would allow the Wildcats to play Gordon with their two best frontcourt players (Ashley and Tarczewski), while placing him in the frontcourt would make for intriguing small ball-type lineups (with the potential of giving Hollis-Jefferson, a top-30 player in his own right, more playing time at small forward). The lineup mechanics miss the larger point -- which is that Gordon, no matter what position he inherits, is a tremendously gifted athlete with the skills and drive to vault Arizona to a deep NCAA tournament run.
Daniels: "Athletically, Aaron is very gifted. He's a bit of a combo forward at this point, plays very well in transition and will be utilized in a variety of roles at Arizona."