Athlete of the Week: Eron Gordon

Eron Gordon (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – With one son in the NBA, another finishing up playing for the Hoosiers, and the youngest one of the best high school players in the state of Indiana, the Gordon family knows the game of basketball.

“I have to pinch myself sometimes, to have one kid do things is wonderful, to have two do a lot of great things, it’s fantastic, and it’s incredible and kind of odd to have three,” said Eric Gordon Sr.

Eron, only a North Central sophomore, could be the best of all of them.

“I think I’m a better all-around player,” said Eron. “Eric is a better scorer, Evan has a much better feel for the game, playing defense, and he can handle the ball much better.”

“He’s seen his brothers grow up, and he’s seen them have success and he’s seen them have some failures, and I think he’s learned from being the third brother, so I think that’s given him an edge,” added Eric Sr.

Eric Sr. has trained all of his sons since they were young. Recently, with Eron, he’s started training him on a unique piece of equipment called a Vertimax, used across the NBA.  It offers him a different type of resistance training.

“I really feel like it has helped me a tremendous amount with my explosion, and basically it’s helped me become a better dunker and finisher,” said Eron.

Only time will tell whether or not Eron really is the best of all three, but he’s definitely getting plenty of looks from the best college programs in the country including IU and Purdue, who offered him a scholarship before ever getting to high school.  He’s also being recruited by the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, and Michigan to name a few. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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