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Indiana University Offers 8th Grader Scholarship!!! (Eric Gordon's brother)

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Indiana University Offers 8th Grader Scholarship!!! (Eric Gordon's brother)

Talked about Eron Gordon before on the site.

He's a "scorer" like his older brother...albeit it with an unorthodox jumper at the moment.

Provided a couple highlight videos.

It was reported by Kyle Neddenriep from the Indianapolis Star.

I was following his tournament that he played in this weekend....and last night I put him as my JR. High School Player of the Week on the side of the site....just so happens Tom Crean was offering a scholarship at the same time...lol

Anyways...this is his first offer...but...there will be many more to come no doubt.

http://prospect-central.blogspot.com/2012/04/eron-gordon-indiana-university-offers.html


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Really?

Is it really necessary to give a 14 year old kid a scholarship when he's not even in high school? There should be a rule: no offers until freshmen year. I understand every coach wants to get in the lead for top recruits, both early and often, but that is a little ridiculous. Now that Indiana has given him an offer, you can bet he'll be getting more offers soon from other top D-1 colleges. Now he'll have to deal with all the pressure each and every day till he finally chooses a school, and he's only a 14 year old kid, who should be worrying about other things rather than college.

Plus, if I'm a 14 year old student athlete, I wouldn't have as much motivation to succeed in school, knowing that I can go to Indiana. I just don't see how giving an offer to an 8th grader can be beneficial to the student athlete. wait till they are in high school for a few months at the very least.

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Not surprised... Crean

Not surprised... Crean establishing that relationship right now.

He's smart to do it too because by the time lil Eron is a senior, he will be in the convo as the best player in the country. He's that good... He's following the same footsteps as EJ, except he's even more advanced and aware. He's training at such an advanced level and wants to be better than his brother. Same work ethic... Listens the same. Same hunger and just lives, eats and breathes ball.

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I'm not doubting the kid at

I'm not doubting the kid at all,especially with EG being his older brother.

But I agree that is tooooo young, he is 14, he may never grow,he may not get better, alot of things can happen.

Look at Demetrius Walker.

Best of luck to him tho, he looks really good for his age.

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I'm not sure how I would

I'm not sure how I would react to getting a scholarship offer at 14 years old. That's crossing the line in my mind... I hope he just shuts Crean down and waits until he has some semblance of an idea what he wants to do with the rest of his life atleast Junior year before he eliminates all of his options...

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Too early, I'm 15 and was an

Too early, I'm 15 and was an 8th grader two years ago, but if I was really good, already got people kissing my a$$, gonna be the star of my High School, and then a college offers me a scholarship, I'd be a an arrogant kid, guys that are good locally are already so full of themselves, I can only imagine how hard it must be for guys to stay down to earth in situations like these.

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He has form like his brother

He has form like his brother lol

Remember they scout players as young as 5th grade....Kendall Marshall was the #1 ranked 5th grader

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Looks like a middle school eric gordon

LOL he looks the same on the court, like eg without the explosivess, which will be there in two years.

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cuseflynn10 "Plus, if I'm a

cuseflynn10

"Plus, if I'm a 14 year old student athlete, I wouldn't have as much motivation to succeed in school, knowing that I can go to Indiana. I just don't see how giving an offer to an 8th grader can be beneficial to the student athlete. wait till they are in high school for a few months at the very least."

This is what happened to Jeremy Richmond, and a major problem in our society. When you tell a young person that he is the greatest thing ever, give them things without working for it, they will have a hard time understanding the importance of hard work. Jeremy got a scholarship to U of I in 8th grade.

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I have zero concerns that

I have zero concerns that this will go to Eron's head. Mr. Gordon won't let it. They're a humble and tight nit family. Regardless of scholarships, rankings, etc... He'll continue to work hard. He'll get out of school, do his homework and then hit the gym every day. They basically live in the gym. And then even after the gym, he'll probably have dinner and then go shoot out in the driveway. Eron is doing the same things EJ used to do... shooting outside with the shooting vest in rain, snow... Don't matter.

Work ethic is just insane and he enjoys every aspect of it. Pure gym rat.

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Played this little dude at

Played this little dude at the JCC in Indianapolis...he's nice a.f.

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No mention of this

14yrs old being too early in EuroBallers post about whatshisface the 7 footer. Is it ok for European players to be pros at 14 but its too early for US colleges to recruit US players?

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Tennessee gave Eric Berry's

Tennessee gave Eric Berry's brother a scholarship when he was in 7th grade.

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Hey Indiana, I think you

Hey Indiana, I think you missed a spot while you were sucking Eron's ball$

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If his brother was not in the

If his brother was not in the NBA , I could see this going to his head but I am sure he will be humble all the time by his big brother. Sometimes you younger brother is better so wow. Also a lot of times, the younger brother is taller. That would be insane. I am Just saying, I am surprise Shaq's kid did not get scholarships from birth. One of his kids will be close to his size with his athleticism. It would be real hard for them with the physical gifts that they should inherit.

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Dale

It was actually Eric's twin brothers whom Lane Kiffin gave scholarships too.

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@The_Big_Meech You hoop at

@The_Big_Meech

You hoop at the J? Do you play in the league?

@i'm jus so offended

Nice...

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