Eric Gordon and Derrick Rose played together this summer, then last month they visited Indiana together. Now that Gordon has given Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson an oral commitment, will Rose follow?
"It's not out of the realm of possibility," Roy Schmidt of Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Report said. "I have always thought that Rose's final decision would be more dependent on what Gordon did. I think that's why Rose has waited as long as he has."
Rose would have plenty of Public League company at Indiana. Former Westinghouse guard Jamarcus Ellis, a Public League legend, is heading to IU after this season at Chipola (Fla.) Junior College and Crane forward Brandon McGee committed to IU two months ago.
Rose is currently in Memphis for Midnight Madness. There are rumors that UCLA is now out of the picture, that Rose wants to stay closer to home. That leaves Memphis, DePaul, Indiana and Kansas as possibilities.