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Indianapolis North Central sophomore Eron Gordon is a lot like his older brothers, Eric and Evan.
At 6-foot-2, he is slightly taller than Evan but shorter (for now) than Eric.
He displays the same physical attributes that have made his brothers successful.
He also shows the tools to contribute in a variety of ways, from scoring to rebounding to dishing assists.
Yet one thing he is not is a lock to attend Indiana, where Eric starred and Evan is a senior.
Despite the fan overtures that it only makes sense for the third Gordon to also wear the Cream and Crimson, he is far from making a decision and is more interested in further diversifying his game.
“I feel like I am starting to be more of an all-around kind of player,” Eron Gordon said after North Central beat Carroll last weekend. “I am starting to play different styles and (against) different levels of play, so I feel like that's a big change in terms of my game.”
The hype about the shooting guard is real, with Gordon ranked No. 32 in the most recent Class of 2016 Rivals.com Top 35.
But he does not attempt to take over games and showcase his skills for a Panthers team that is 14-6 and ranked among the top 10 teams in Class 4A.
He displays patience on the court and the willingness to work alongside his talented teammates instead of trying to take over, an aspect frequently ignored by other elite prep talent.
So far this season, he is averaging 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest.
While his game is still diversified, he sees his true position coming more into focus in the next few seasons.
“I feel like I am turning more into a point guard,” Gordon said. “Right now, I feel like I am a true point guard.”
He has had no shortage of suitors despite being two-plus years away from stepping foot on a college campus as a student-athlete. Indiana and Purdue have both offered, and Kansas and Kentucky have stepped up their interest to a high level in recent weeks.
Michigan and Duke have also been in contact.
Gordon watches a lot of college basketball, particularly the teams that are recruiting him.
“I watch all the time to see where I'd fit in,” Gordon said. “I feel like I would fit in pretty good with (Indiana and Purdue), but I feel like I fit in more with Purdue's style of play as of this year, but (a team's style) changes every year.”
He will again suit up this summer for his brother's Eric Gordon All-Stars AAU program.