Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing 'Cats Chances to Land Aaron Gordon

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Arizona Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing 'Cats Chances to Land Aaron Gordon
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At the McDonald's All-American media day on April 2, Aaron Gordon will finally pick where he plays basketball next season from his final four: Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

To evaluate where Gordon is going to land, understanding the priorities of an elite level recruit is necessary.

The biggest and most important factor is the program's ability to get a player NBA ready. No other consideration comes anywhere near as importance as that.

Second is playing time. Most of the players of Gordon's caliber are thinking "one-and-done." With this in mind, none of them want to ride the pine. Because Gordon is so good, this probably won't play a role anywhere but one school.

The rest of the factors, while important, depend on the individual recruit. Chances of winning a title, style of play, facilities, proximity to home and exposure all play a part in a player choosing a school.

Keeping these factors in mind, this article examines each of Gordon's final four schools.

When ranking the schools, I gave them all a percentage so the four percents total to 100 percent. The higher the percent, the higher the likelihood of Gordon picking that school.

As a quick side note, most people watching Gordon compare him to Blake Griffin. If you want to get excited about the possibility of his arrival in Tucson, watch this, or this, or this.

Now you're caught up.

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