Gordon visit moves Cards 'way up there'

Eron Gordon

Indianapolis Cathedral junior guard Eron Gordon made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville on Friday. Cardinal Authority spoke with his father, who said the visit went "better than I expected," after returning from U of L.

Eric Gordon Sr., has been through the recruiting process twice, so there not much that can surprised the elder Gordon.

The oldest son, Eric, starred at Indiana University and now in the NBA, while Evan started at Arizona State before later making his way back to Indiana to finish up.

"We've seen a lot," the elder Gordon said.

But on Friday the elder Gordon said he was "surprised" by his visit with younger son, Eron, to the University of Louisville.

"I didn't realize everything that Louisville has to offer," Eric Gordon Sr., said. "I had been to Louisville and knew all about them, but I had no idea about the arena, the campus, the facilities. They have a lot to offer."

Eron Gordon, a 6-foot-2 guard from Indianapolis, Ind., is ranked as the No. 32 player nationally in the Class of 2016. His only other campus visit has been to Purdue.

He spent the morning at U of L and took a tour of the campus and facilities, watched an individual workout session, spent time with the assistant coaches and chatted with the academic folks, especially at the engineering school.

"It was a great visit," the father said. "They have a great engineering school and that's what he's into. We enjoyed out time, I liked how they do things academically at Louisville."

Eric Gordon Sr., said some folks "assume" he's going to stay in-state and head to Indiana but noted there's "nothing planned right now" and that the Cardinals are now "way up there."

"I'd have to say Louisville would be up there with the Indiana and Purdue's now," he said. "You can see the city loves the school and the tradition is there."

The father pointed out that Rick Pitino was out of town on a family vacation but the family had previously had some interaction with the Hall of Fame coach.

"We talked a little with Eric," the dad said. "He's a great coach and he's straight forward."

The youngest Gordon holds scholarship offers from Indiana, Arizona State, Purdue and is hearing from a bunch of other schools.

Eron Gordon, who transferred from Indianapolis North Central to Cathedral earlier this week, averaged 14.7 points and 2.6 assists as a sophomore at North Central.

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