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Aaron Gordon, an athletic 6-foot-7 wing who was California’s player of the year as a junior, has set an in-home visit with Arizona for Sept. 10.
Gordon likely won’t decide until spring, after the college basketball season.
“He kind of wants to get a better feel for most of the coaches and see how they do this season,” Gordon’s high school coach Ted Kennedy said. “As he gets to know them, he wants to see how they play on the court.”
Gordon is also considering Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, Oregon and Cal.
Trey Lyles took an official visit to Butler on Friday.
The 6-foot-9 small forward, ranked as a top-10 player in the class of 2013, is likely to visit Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville and Ohio State in the near future.
“It’s a new thing for him to be highly recruited like this, so I want him to learn as much as he can and listen to what is said and what is not said,” Lyles’ father, Tom Lyles said. “So that’s what these visits will be about.”
Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State , Florida, Texas and UCLA could receive visits as well.
Julius Randle will have nine in-home visits over a two-week period beginning on September 9th.
Both N.C. State and Kentucky will visit Randle on the first day. North Carolina, Duke and Kansas will visit on September 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Florida will visit one week later.
“We want to give everyone a fair chance because these are the final schools that made his top 10,” Randle's mother Carolyn Kyles said. “We want to give all of them a fair chance to present their school, what they have to offer, what they have to offer Julius as far as helping him improve his skills and get him to the next level on the court and off the court, who is the best coach for him to get him there and continue to instill the values that I have all these years off the court.
Denzel Watts announced his verbal commitment to Alabama-Birmingham.
“Growing up as a kid, I was always told that hard work is going to pay off,” Watts said. “As a kid you don’t listen but it has all paid off for me, so I just want to thank God for that. God has blessed me with 14 Division I offers and I narrowed it down to three schools.”
Watts chose the Blazers over Florida State and USC, his other two finalists.
“It’s not all about how everyone hypes it up for you to go to the biggest school that you can,” Watts said. “You have to go where you fit in the most and where you feel the most comfortable and I felt the most comfortable at UAB.”
Dwayne Morgan took an unofficial visit to Maryland last weekend.
“It was a really good visit. I like the school. I’m keeping my options open, but I really like Maryland. I still have a lot of time to make a decision, but it did make me look more at Maryland,” Morgan said. “I’ll be back for a football game and a couple of times during basketball.”
Morgan, a 6-foot-7 forward who is ranked No. 16 in the class of 2014, will take a trip to North Carolina this weekend.
“Academics are going to be a big part. The books are going to have to be straight for me to get on that court,” Morgan said.