Kentucky target Aaron Gordon averaged 29.5 points in four games last week

Aaron Gordon - photo by Steve Yeater | AP
Aaron Gordon – photo by Steve Yeater | AP

High school basketball can be a tough place for a 6-foot-8 phenom destined for greatness and yet 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.

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