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Gordon makes the switch

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The drama might be coming to an end in the Eric Gordon recruiting saga. Gordon's father is on the record with his son's change of plans.
This morning Mr. Gordon told the Chicago Tribune that his son has informed the Illinois coaching staff that he is committing to Indiana.
"Late last night E.J. did get a chance to talk to both coaches, and he did talk to coach Weber," Mr. Gordon told Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune. "Coach Weber called him back and (Eric) did tell him he was not going to be going to University of Illinois.
"It was really like splitting hairs, ultimately. This just happened to be the best thing for EJ."
Gordon, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound shooting guard and the No. 2 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, committed to Illinois while Mike Davis was the head coach of Indiana. Gordon, who is from North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind., decided during the summer to reconsider his home state school after the hiring of Kelvin Sampson.
While in limbo between Illinois and Indiana, Gordon had a sensational month of July scorching the nets with the Meanstreet Express travel squad. Playing alongside the No. 1 point guard in the country Derrick Rose, the Meanstreet Express won the Nike Peach Jam and finished runners up at the Big Time in Las Vegas.
There has been speculation that Rose and Gordon will play together at Indiana, but Rose is visiting Memphis for midnight madness while Gordon will be in Bloomington. Memphis is presently considered the leader to land Rose.
Eric Gordon scouting report:
Powerfully built but also highly skilled, Gordon is a true combo guard with a refined all around game. He can shoot from deep either off the catch or the dribble, attack the basket from any direction and can score in the midrange. He also has a dangerous post up game and can distribute the ball as well as score. Defensively he has the quickness and strength to guard any perimeter player. Along with O.J. Mayo, he is as complete a guard prospect as there is on the circuit.
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