Eron Gordon is still in the eighth grade, but he’s picked up his first college basketball scholarship offer.
Gordon, the youngest brother of former North Central High School and Indiana star Eric Gordon Jr., was offered by Indiana coach Tom Crean on Sunday night.
The 6-1 Gordon played in the IndyBall.com Shootout at North Central over the weekend, playing up an age group with the 15-and-under Eric Gordon Central Stars.
Eric Gordon Sr. said Eron will take an unofficial visit on Wednesday to Purdue. It’s possible that he could receive another offer.
“He’s the definition of an ‘attack-the-basket’ type of guard,” said Pat Mullin, his travel coach. “He does a lot of things you don’t expect from a player his age.”
Gordon is an eighth grader at Westlane Middle School and plans to attend North Central as a freshman. Eric Gordon Jr. was Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball at North Central in 2007, then played one season at Indiana before heading to the NBA.
Other than Indiana and Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Xavier and Wisconsin have also started to recruit Gordon, though that list figures to grow.
Eron Gordon said he doesn’t worry about expectations of trying to live up to his brother. Middle brother Evan sat out this past season as a transfer from Liberty to Arizona State, where he will have two years of eligibility.
“I don’t pay too much mind to (expectations),” he said. “I just play as hard as I can and hope I can be even better.”