Aaron Gordon announced his commitment to Arizona on Tuesday morning at the McDonald's All-American Game Media Day. Gordon chose Arizona over Washington, Oregon and Kentucky.
Gordon, a consensus five-star recruit, is likely a one-and-done player and would have had an immediate impact on UW's performance next season.
The Huskies recruiting class for 2013 is presumably complete. Romar adds Nigel Williams-Goss, Jahmel Taylor, Darin Johnson and Juco transfer Mike Anderson. Both Williams-Goss and Johnson signed their letter of intents in November, while Taylor will sign his LOI in the upcoming spring signing period beginning on April 17. Anderson is finishing up his final classes and hopes to gain admission to the UW later this year.
The Huskies were long considered the favorites for Gordon, but the team's performance this season put doubt in Washington's efforts to land him. Former Husky Eldridge Rescanser tweeted two weeks ago that a source said Gordon had committed to Arizona. Oregon, also a school in the running made it back onto Gordon's list in February. Many thought Oregon's winning season meant Gordon was putting more weight onto current on-the-court success than other factors. A source close to the Huskies coaching staff told the Seattle Times that the staff was notified last week that Gordon wouldn't be committing to the Huskies.
Several sources over the past few months have stated Romar has worked the hardest among all the other coaches in Gordon's recruitment. Gordon is an explosive high-energy player that can play both on the wing and at the power forward position. If there's any consolation for Husky fans, Gordon will likely only play one year for the Wildcats before bolting for the NBA.