Mitty's Gordon caps big week with All-American game MVP honors

Mitty's Gordon caps big week with All-American game MVP honors
April 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Mitty basketball star Aaron Gordon committed to University of Arizona earlier this week. (Marissa Lovus)

Dan Harris

It's been a big week for Archbishop Mitty's Aaron Gordon.

Gordon committed to the University of Arizona on Tuesday, and played lights out on Wednesday night in the 2013 McDonald's All-American game. Gordon earned MVP honors for the West team with 24 points and 8 rebounds in a 110-99 victory over the East in Chicago. Gordon wasn't just knocking down jump shots or making lay-ups -- 16 of his 24 came from impressive dunks.

Gordon wasn't the only Bay Area basketball star playing in the big game. Salesian's Jabari Bird scored nine points, going 3-of-5 from the field, and made his only three-point attempt of the game. Bird has committed to play at the California next year. Deer Valley's Marcus Lee also played and scored two points. Lee will head to Kentucky next year.

The Bay Area had one representative in the girls' All-Star game -- Bishop O'Dowd's Oderah Chidom had two points for the West girls, which also won 92-64. Chidom will play for Duke next season.

There's lots of talent coming from the Bay Area this year. Since the West boys and girls won both games, all four players come back winners.

Don't forget to watch Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area every Tuesday at 5 p.m. and throughout the week on Comcast Sports Net California.

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