Gordon to visit Cats

Gordon to visit Cats

The Wildcats will be playing host to one of the top prospects in the Class of 2016 next week.

Four-star Indianapolis guard Eron Gordon tweeted Tuesday night that he plans to be in Lexington for an unofficial visit on July 6.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Gordon is rated the No. 6 shooting guard in the junior class and No. 31 overall. He is the younger brother of former Indiana "Mr. Basketball" and current NBA player Eric Gordon.

Gordon, who will be transferring from North Central High School to Cathedral High School this season, is being pursued by an impressive list of major programs that includes UK, Indiana, Louisville, Duke, Kansas, Butler, Purdue, Michigan and Ohio State, among others.

At the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va., Gordon was one of the top performers at his position. Wrote Scout national basketball analyst Brian Snow: "A big time scorer, Gordon was getting to the rim virtually at will. When he does get going downhill, Gordon is very crafty and finishes with athleticism and effectiveness around the rim. Not necessarily the biggest guard out there, Gordon just has that sense for how to score and it was on display all evening long."

If Gordon draws a scholarship offer from UK head coach John Calipari, he'll join the likes of backcourt players such as Tyus Battle, Derryck Thornton and Kobi Simmons to hold offers from UK in the Class of 2016.

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