High school basketball can be a tough place for a 6-foot-8 phenom destined for greatness and yet Aaron Gordon plows forward. Admittedly he gets bored with the game he loves, because he has few equals at this level.
“If teams defend me with one guy, it’s over,” he said as a smile eases over his face. “It’s rare when that happens, but when it does, I’m happy.”
It happened last week in the opening game at the Les Schwab Invitational. The Southridge Skyhawks, a Class 6A team from Beaverton, Ore., gave Gordon a late Christmas gift and opted to defend him with a 6-8 junior while trying to shut down everyone else.