IU seems to have nabbed Gordon 

October, 13, 2006
10/13/06
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Kelvin Sampson's best moves since he was hired at Indiana last March were to hire assistant Jeff Meyer, lean on his former USA Basketball assistant Dan Monson of Minnesota for advice, and stay persistent in trying to lure Eric Gordon to campus.

All of them may have led to Gordon's reported decision (according to TV and print reports in Indianapolis) to switch commitments Friday from Illinois to Indiana in one of the most heated and argued-over recruiting tussles in recent Big Ten history.

Gordon is a consensus top-five player in the class of 2007. If it weren't for the NBA draft rule preventing players from going directly out of high school, he'd probably be looking for a suit in June, rather than preparing to go through orientation on a college campus.


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