Seton Hall target Eron Gordon sets decision date

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Indianapolis Cathedral (In.) senior guard Eron Gordon will officially announce his college destination on Monday with Seton Hall among the finalists.

Long-time recruiters of the combo guard, Seton Hall had Gordon on campus in October for an official visit a month after associate head coach Shaheen Holloway flew out to Indiana to scout him.

With an announcement set for 7:30 on Monday, Texas Tech, Maryland and Missouri are the other three official finalists.

Seton Hall is by far the senior school recruiting the scoring guard as I’ve never seen Texas Tech or Maryland mentioned before while Missouri had a visit planned a couple weeks ago that was eventually scrapped.

I’ve been told by one neutral source that Seton Hall are strong favorites to secure Eron’s services. All but one analyst on 247Sports’ Crystal Ball has predicted the Pirates to pick up a commitment.

Schools like Marquette and Butler were involved before allegedly backing off while Memphis and Nevada received visits last fall.

The Hall’s interest in Gordon gained steam shortly after local product Bryce Aiken pledged to Harvard late last summer and only continued to grow with the increasingly likely departure of Isaiah Whitehead to the NBA and point guard Jevon Thomas’ ineligibility until December due to failure to complete the spring semester.

Though Seton Hall is currently without scholarships and is also in the running for Brewster Academy (N.H.) post forward Taurean Thompson, who is also considering Michigan State and Syracuse, they are expected to lose at least two scholarship players not named Isaiah this off-season.

Eron is the younger brother of New Orleans Pelican guard Eric (you can see the resemblance) and is rated 135th by Rivals, 144th by 247Sports.com and a three-star prospect by both Scout and ESPN. You can check out Eron’s game in his most recent highlight clip here.

  • PadrePirate

    A little surprised he wouldn’t wait to see what happens to IW, but I guess that’s not too important for an incoming freshman. A transfer wanting immediate playing time would wait or look elsewhere.

    Not to dwell on the negative, but are there any real character issues here?

    Earlier posts seemed to suggest some off court problems didn’t give a clear picture…

    • Don’t know much at all about character. Was just told his playing style is nowhere close to PG-ready at this level; he’s a scoring guard. I’m thinking Aaron Cosby here.

  • fouline

    Just a naive question… But if Eron Gordon commits are we getting the best recruit out of the ones we’ve been pursuing or are the best ones waiting for Whitehead’s next move?

    • Fishjam

      Gordon is a good get,regardless, just outside the Top 100 on most boards. To my knowledge the only better 2016 recruit we are in on is Taurean. His status is still up in the air and I think the staff will find a spot for him if he does choose us. I believe the grad transfer PG is the one player who’s status is directly tied to IW’s decision.

  • hallstorm

    So IW hasn’t had a really impressive workout this weekend as of this Sunday. He’s been consistent and mistake-free, but not dazzling or dominant. Chad Ford has a strong recommendation for him to return to school and lists him around 35. It’ll be interesting to see what he ultimately decides.

    • Fishjam

      We will find out on the 19th. The fact that he has workouts scheduled after the 19th leads me to believe he is gone.

      He improved his stock a bit at the Combine but he is definitely not guaranteed a 1st rounder. He’s in the broad 25 to 50 range. He can still get a guaranteed contract in the 2nd round if the team likes him AND has a roster spot for him.

      His good friend and advisor Lance Stephenson came out after 1 year in college and went 40th overall. He was a 2nd round success story as Indiana gave him a roster spot and a multi-year deal. He barely played but he became a starter by year 3 and now makes $9 Million a year. I’m sure Lance is telling Isaiah he can do the same thing but Stephenson was one of the exceptions. The vast majority of 2nd rounders do not get NBA contracts/roster spots. they end up making peanuts in the D-League or overseas and never have legit NBA careers.

      • PadrePirate

        Really hope this kid gets the right advice and doesn’t have eyes bigger than his ability right now. He’s not Lance.

        If he bails on college ball and does end up stuck in the D league/int’l circuit, it’ll be a shame. A strong junior year and another tournament run would be the safer route IMO