Ben Gordon is a legend in his hometown

Last week, I plugged the ‘Highschool Hierarchy‘ series I’m doing for SLAM, and this week’s installment (Nos. 25-21) of the countdown, which attempts to rank the best NBA-producing high schools of all-time, has a Pistons connection as well. Ben Gordon‘s school, Mt. Vernon High School in NY, came in at No. 25 on the list. Here’s what Gordon had to say about his school:

“I think what makes the tradition of Mt. Vernon so great is the culture of the town.. It’s only four square miles, but somehow it’s able to produce talent year in and year out.”

There’s a lot of interesting background on Gordon and his hometown out there, including the fact that Mt. Vernon has an annual ‘Ben Gordon Weekend’ to commemorate their most successful pro player.

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