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Hoosiers offer 8th-grader a scholarship. Purdue next?

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08:13 AM ET 04.18 | To be fair, Indiana isn't the only school taking a closer look at Eron Gordon, but the Hoosiers have gone the extra step. [Gordon] is still in the eighth grade, but he has picked up his first college basketball scholarship offer. Gordon, the youngest brother of former North Central High School and Indiana University star Eric Gordon, was offered by Indiana coach Tom Crean on Sunday night. The 6-1 Gordon played in the IndyBall.com Shootout over the weekend, playing up an age group with the 15-and-under Eric Gordon Central Stars. Eron's father, Eric Gordon Sr., said Eron will take an unofficial visit Wednesday to Purdue. He could receive another offer.

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April 18, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Cheaper to offer now rather than (let's make a) deal with his AAU coaches in a couple of years.

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April 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET

And to think the B1G homers give USC hell for the same thing.

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April 18, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Indiana needs all they help it can get. I wouldn't blame them if they expanded a bit and began offering scholarships to partially club footed kids who look like they might grow to be above average height in the 3rd grade.

I guess you haven't seen next season's presesason rankings that have Indiana ranked as Number 1.

April 18, 2012  09:38 AM ET

And the kid is making "unofficial visits" to Purdue as well? Unfrakkingbelievable. Even SEC football isn't this bad.


But give us some time...I will probably need to start up a new chapter on this in the "SEC Cheater's Handbook and Babysitting Guide".

April 18, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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And the kid is making "unofficial visits" to Purdue as well? Unfrakkingbelievable. Even SEC football isn't this bad. But give us some time...I will probably need to start up a new chapter on this in the "SEC Cheater's Handbook and Babysitting Guide".

Me and my 4 year old grandson took an unofficial visit to UT, but while there we got a call from Will Muschamp. I turned it over to the NCAA, since the money wasn't good enough, anyway! :)

April 18, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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I guess you haven't seen next season's presesason rankings that have Indiana ranked as Number 1.

1. Indiana

Cody Zeller and Christian Watford (if he stays) could have the Hoosiers talking about a national title.

2. Louisville

Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva should be even better for the NCAA national semifinalist.

3. Duke

Freshman Austin Rivers is leaving for the NBA but Seth Curry, Andre Dawkins and post players will return.

4. Kansas

Thomas Robinson probably will leave for the NBA, and 7-0 Jeff Withey will rule the paint.

5. Kentucky

The Wildcats will reload with another strong recruiting class and still be great.

6. Baylor

A more aggressive Perry Jones III will keep the Bears thinking about the Final Four.

7. Ohio State

Aaron Craft likely will lose his close friend Jared Sullinger to the NBA.

8. Michigan State

All-American Draymond Green will graduate but don't forget about Keith Appling, Branden Dawson and Derrick Nix.

9. Arizona

Coach Sean Miller will have one of the nation's best recruiting classes arriving soon.

10. San Diego State

The top four scorers should return and keep the Aztecs atop the Mountain West.

What a big joke this is...................

April 18, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Is Gordon on an accelerated path to graduate HS early?

April 18, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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Me and my 4 year old grandson took an unofficial visit to UT, but while there we got a call from Will Muschamp. I turned it over to the NCAA, since the money wasn't good enough, anyway! :)

You ratted us out to the NCAA-Feds?!? Papa, that's coooooold.




Soooo, what's your grandson's 40 time again...?

April 18, 2012  11:40 AM ET

Did Eric Berry's brother ever go to Tennessee?

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April 18, 2012  01:35 PM ET
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I guess you haven't seen next season's presesason rankings that have Indiana ranked as Number 1.

Indiana is no longer relevant in CBB. Kinda like Notre Dame in football.

April 18, 2012  01:37 PM ET
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And to think the B1G homers give USC hell for the same thing.

DC, yes they did!!!!! :-)

April 18, 2012  01:40 PM ET
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Indiana is no longer relevant in CBB. Kinda like Notre Dame in football.

They will be relevant in CBB, once they start offering the "One and Done" kids scholarships like Kentucky!!!! :-)

April 18, 2012  02:34 PM ET
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Indiana is no longer relevant in CBB. Kinda like Notre Dame in football.

Kinda like Alabama in basketball...oops....Alabama was never relevant in basketball.

April 18, 2012  06:33 PM ET
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You ratted us out to the NCAA-Feds?!? Papa, that's coooooold.Soooo, what's your grandson's 40 time again...?

He's consistently @ 4.4!
:)
Yea, he's born and raised SEC!!

 
April 18, 2012  07:25 PM ET
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He's consistently @ 4.4! :)Yea, he's born and raised SEC!!

4.4, that's not a bad time for the 20!!!!! :-)

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