All of the rest of you are discussing lifetime careers, etc. When has a high school kid achieved what Aaron has? It could be three consecutive state championships for Mitty by the time he graduates.
Not sure when the state tournament came into being but many of the guys mentioned didn't have that opportunity. Beyond that, crediting a single player for a team title (Mitty obviously has some other players) is a bit suspect. Rambis, Awtrey and McNamara were dominating HS post players over their careers.
Access is better than ownership!
Tough to compare A. Gordon to players who have had the entirety of their careers play out, but I've never seen a more dominant player in HS. It's always tough to say the best of all time, however, as the discussion quickly becomes a process in relativity.
To which I would respond, we aren't measuring the accomplishments of his team, we are measuring his personal accomplishments.
I would put Johnson, the Ogden Bros. and Awtry ahead of him because of thir HS careers. They were true legends....
James Naismith invented the game in 1891 not 1991....
maybe, Phil Cheiner was pretty good also
Chenier played for Berkeley HS in the NCS. S71 focused his comments on the CCS.
yes, you are right...also when Johnson played there was no state game and as far as the CCS could go was the old PBT( Peninsula Basketball Tournament) played at the old Stanford gym.(not Maples)
CCS teams used to participate in the TOC at Harmon Gym. It was a great tourney in a great atmosphere. Quite frankly, it was a far better arrangement than the artificial state championship that exists today.
when monty led the furd to a final four im pretty sure he didnt have gordon-style players. besides, do we really want high recruits that are only going to stay for one year and then bolt for the nba?
for CCS region, I would give A Gordon the no1 seed as far as his HS career when it is all done next year..
a. at least 2 (and potentially 3 State Titles)
b. NorCal HS POY as soph
c. only McD AA from CCS region?? sure, game began in 70's, so players before the 70's could not have gotten a McD AA invite.
d. Top 5 HS in nation (for a given class)
all players listed from CCS past, none were "top 5 ranked in nation" or McD AA's... thus, I would say he will end up as the best HS player from CCS schools... (does not include what he will accomplish after HS as those are just projections... such as NBA lotto pick, etc)
CJ, Mark Mc, Rambis, Ogden, etc.. all had great college/NBA careers... so, for Gordon, who knows how well his
whole body of work will end up as, but his HS career, his will be one of the top HS careers of any NorCal player...
with Kidd probably being at no1...
Last edited by gobears; 03-27-2012 at 08:32 AM.