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Four-star PF Carte’Are Gordon eliminates Illinois Basketball, commits to St. Louis

The St. Louis native was one of Illinois Basketball’s top 2018 targets.

Travis Ford has managed to land another one of Illinois Basketball’s top recruiting targets. On Wednesday morning, four-star power forward Carte’Are Gordon (MO) announced a verbal commitment to the St. Louis Billikens. The 6-foot-7 big man had just narrowed his list to three schools — St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas — so it’s rather surprising to a decision come so soon.

According to 247Sports, Gordon is rated as the No. 63 overall player in the class-of-2018. However, the Webster Groves (St. Louis) product is considered to be a five-star player by ESPN.

"First off I would like to thank God, my grandparents, and all of my coaches I’ve had in my career so far. But after long consideration and prayers and discussion with family, I would like to announce that I’ll be attending St. Louis University!

Four-star wing Jordan Goodwin also committed to St. Louis a few months ago, meaning this is the second ranked prospect that Ford has landed since taking over the program this offseason. The Billikens hadn’t had a single such player since 2007.

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