Archbishop Mitty's Aaron Gordon provided a slew of highlights Monday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., but the Monarchs were no match for Lone Peak (Utah), the nation's third-ranked team.
Gordon finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, receiving rave reviews from ESPNU analysts during the nationally televised game, but Lone Peak cruised to an 81-46 win at the birthplace of basketball.
The Highland, Utah, school made 13 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.
Lone Peak (15-1) led by 24 points at halftime and stretched its lead to 77-35 in the fourth quarter.
But the images ESPNU continued to show throughout the game that began at 9 a.m. PST were Gordon's thunderous dunks.
"I haven't seen anyone do what Aaron Gordon is doing since Blake Griffin," Dave Telep, ESPN's senior national basketball analyst, said at halftime.
Analyst Malcolm Huckaby added about the 6-foot-8 Gordon, "I've never seen anything like it. Unbelievable versatility. Whoever gets him is going to get a steal."
Gordon, rated the seventh-best college prospect by ESPN, has narrowed his college choices to Arizona, Kentucky and Washington.
The loss dropped Mitty, the Mercury News' top-ranked team, to 13-4.
The Monarchs return to West Catholic Athletic League play Wednesday at home against Bellarmine College Prep.
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