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Posted On: 02/6/18 10:10 PM
Photo Credit: Joe Neves
Sidney has the privilege of having a star QB and point guard in junior Andre Gordon (2019). Gordon is averaging 25 points and 5 assists per game and leading a Yellow Jacket team looking to make a run into March. He took some time to sit down and answer a few questions for Prep Hoops Ohio.
Andre has seen a massive improvement in his jumpshot and three point shot. Before, Andre got most of his points by attacking off the dribble. Now he is a complete weapon that score almost anywhere on the floor. One area needed for improvement is his defensive game. Gordon is already a solid Division I prospect, but becoming a more solid defensive player will make him even more valuable.
Andre has been part of a high school class that has put Sidney back on the map in both football and basketball. On the gridiron, Sidney finished 10-2 and made the playoffs. On the basketball court, the Yellow Jackets are 12-6 currently and battling Butler for the top spot in the GWOC North. Playing football for the Yellow Jackets has helped Gordon’s physicality and mental toughness. One can see Andre’s toughness just by watching one game on the court. He plays with such passion and isn’t afraid to body up with the bigs on rebounds and attacking the rim.
Gordon and teammate Ratez Roberts (2019) are good friends and even better teammates. Andre is a QB for Sidney’s football team and Ratez starts as a WR with him. The two show great hustle and both play at high levels. It will be interesting to see how the two play over the next two seasons together.
As of right now, Andre is receiving interest and has offers for both football and basketball. On the football field, he holds offers from Toledo, Iowa State, Cincinnati, and Ohio University. On the basketball court he holds offers from Akron, Wright State, Toledo, Kent State, Cleveland State, and Grand Canyon. Some of the schools showing interest as well are Wisconsin, Georgia, Dayton, and West Virginia among others. Don’t be surprised if some of these high majors offer Andre over the next few months. He will be waiting until after the summer to make a decision on what sport to play in high school.