Eighth-grader offered basketball scholarship at Indiana

by Andrew Krammer


When a grade-school kid is offered scholarships to play a sport, it's typical to have a waiting period before deciding on the college to play at.

For Eron Gordon, he still needs to pick a high school to go to first – before deciding on the college. 

The eighth-grader was offered an Indiana scholarship by coach Tom Crean on Sunday night, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Gordon is the youngest brother of former North Central High School and Indiana University star Eric Gordon – who now plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets.

Eron Gordon is still attending Westlane Middle School, but plans to attend North Central as a freshman next fall. His brother, Eric, was a one-and-done at IU after being named Mr. Basketball by the Star in 2007.

Gordon will have an unofficial visit with Purdue this week and other Big Ten schools like Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin have also reportedly begun recruiting him.