Gordon is one to watch in 2018
One of the top young post players in the Midwest is power forward Carte'Are Gordon. The class of 2018 standout is already earning offers but has an open mind as he looks forward to going through the recruiting process.
A 6-foot-7 power forward from St. Louis (Mo.) Vianney, Gordon is a strongly built 240-pounder with a solid game. He posts with power, he's comfortable finishing with either hand around the rim and has soft touch when he faces the rim out to the free throw line.
Gordon is also very confident in his ability.
"What I do well is I am a back-to-the-basket player," Gordon told Rivals.com. "I go get boards, I run the floor, I block shots, I make the right pass and just do the things a good post player does and I feel like I do them very well.
"I think I'm a little more versatile than the average post player."
Gordon credits both the coaches at Vianney and his personal trainer, Alex Bazzell, for helping him develop.
"I was always athletic and my high school coaches have helped a lot with the skill work," Gordon said. "A lot of it is just getting into the gym and working. I also work out with Alex every morning and it's been good for me."
After averaging 14 points and eight rebounds as a freshman, Gordon has been strong on the grassroots circuit with Team Ramey. He has earned offers from Kansas State, Missouri and Illinois to go along with interest from programs like Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Stanford, St. Louis and Wisconsin.
The offers and attention have meant that Gordon has to start thinking about his recruitment at an early age, but he and his family's main priority is keeping an open mind and looking to the future.
"We think about it a little, but not much," said Gordon. "It's a blessing to have the offers that I have but you never know what can happen in the future. I just want to have an open mind so that I can make a good decision when the time comes."