April 26, 2007

Peegs Profile: Eric Gordon

In our continuing in-depth profiles of the six man Indiana recruiting class,
we review the most ballyhooed Indiana recruit in a long time, 6-foot-4 Eric
Gordon from North Central High School in Indianapolis. Is all the hype
warranted? We'll try evaluate the impact this pure scorer could have on
the Hoosier team in '07-'08.

Been debating whether I should write here what I have saying in private
conversations about how good Eric Gordon has become and how much of an impact he
could have this coming season in Bloomington. That's right, the Eric
Gordon era just about upon us. Enjoy it Indiana fans, because even
with all the success and tradition IU has had, it is rare for someone of this
talent to lace them up for your Hoosiers.

Gordon is a scorer that Indiana has not seen in quite some time. So much of a
scorer that I anticipate there's an excellent chance he'll lead the Hoosiers in
that category. It would surprise me if he doesn't. In fact it
wouldn't shock me at all if he leads the entire Big Ten in scoring in the coming
season. MSU's Drew Neitzel is the only returning Big Ten player that I
would be hard pressed to bet against Gordon's scoring numbers.

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