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Basketball Recruiting: Top Offers


The Oregon Ducks basketball team has offers out to two of the biggest recruits in the nation in Aaron Gordon and Jabari Bird.  Both Gordon and Bird go to high school in California.  Gordon is 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California.  He was named Mr. Basketball in California after his junior season becoming the first junior to win the award since Tyson Chandler did it in 2000.

Gordon is the fifth rated recruit in the country according to 247Sports.com.  He is also ranked as the second highest power forward and the top recruit in California.  As a junior, he averaged 22.9 points per game and 12.8 rebounds.  Rivals.com also lists Gordon as the fifth best prospect in the country and has him rated as a five-star recruit.

Scout.com ranks him as a five-star recruit and the second best power forward in the 2013 class.  They list his strengths as athleticism, versatility and competitiveness.  The scouting service would like to see him improve his three-point shot and his ability to shoot off the dribble.  Gordon is currently looking at Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, Stanford and Kentucky.

Jabari Bird is a shooting guard from Salesian High School in Richmond, California.  Bird is 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds.  He is currently considering offers from Oregon, Arizona, California, Washington and Colorado.  He is expected to announce his college decision next spring of his senior year.

247Sports.com ranks him as the 22nd prospect nationally, the fifth best shooting guard and the fourth ranked recruit in California.  Rivals.com and Scout.com each have him as a five-star recruit but both list him as a small forward.  Rivals.com lists Bird as the 18th best prospect in the country while Scout.com sees him as the fifth best small forward.

The only current Oregon Duck on the roster from California is Nicholas Lucenti.  Lucenti is a sophomore from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California.

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