CartéAre Gordon, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound junior forward from Webster Groves (Mo.) High School has cut his list of colleges to 11. The schools, as reported on his Twitter account, are: Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Saint Louis, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Southern California, SMU and St. John’s.
Gordon, who is ranked No. 18 in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, recently made an unofficial visit to Missouri. He told Scout.com’s Black and Gold Illustrated he is planning trips to KU and Notre Dame.
Gordon scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds in the United States’ 96-56 victory over Turkey in the FIBA Under 17 World Championship title game on July 3 in Zaragoza, Spain. KU targets Collin Sexton and Troy Brown scored 16 and nine points respectively in the gold medal contest.
Sexton, 6-1 senior from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., who is ranked No. 12 nationally in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, dished eight assists, while Brown, a 6-6 senior from Las Vegas Centennial who is ranked No. 10, had four rebounds and two steals.
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Gordon’s AAU team, MOKAN Elite, won the Nike EYBL Peach Jam title. That team boasts KU target Trae Young (6-1 from Norman, Okla., North ranked No. 14) and No. 2-ranked Michael Porter, who recently eliminated KU from his list.
Gordon celebrated the Under 17 victory by wearing red, white and blue sunglasses during a photo session with some teammates.
“I got everybody up and got everybody hyped,” Gordon told SLAM Magazine. “How I got those shades is, Markus Howard, he’s a Marquette kid (5-11 guard out of Findlay Prep, Henderson, Nev.). His mom saw me and she was like, ‘Carte’Are, I think these shades fit you perfectly.’ She gave them to me and it was just a great moment, so I just went crazy.”
Gordon tells SLAM he will choose a college, “next year (at) Peach Jam or next year right before my senior year.”
Brown’s visit date set
Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard from First Academy in Orlando, Fla., will make an official recruiting visit to KU from Sept. 2-4, Jayhawkslant.com reports. Brown, who is ranked No. 64 in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, will visit Maryland from Sept. 30-Oct. 2.