Taylor Bell talks to Bob Gibbons about the Gordon decision.
Nationally known recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons of Lenoir, N.C., on the
impact of Eric Gordon's decision to attend Indiana rather than Illinois:
"How devastating is it to lose the nation's No. 1 prospect who has been
committed to you for over a year, who you built future plans around and
haven't recruited another player comparable to him? Where do you go? What
does Illinois do to find a replacement? It is totally devastating to
Illinois recruiting. They had hoped to sign Eric Gordon and (Simeon's)
Derrick Rose at one time. Now Illinois has lost them both. The impact is
unfortunate because (Illinois coach) Bruce Weber is a good guy who does
things the right way. All he could do was hope (Gordon) would stick to his
word. So much for ethics."