Rabb has a big decision

Ivan Rabb is one of the top priorities for Arizona in 2015. Read on to see what he says about his recruitment, AAU season, and more.

It's no secret that Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd post Ivan Rabb is among the best players in his class.

However, he has never had the opportunity to show his skills like he does this AAU season.

"Last year I kind of took a backseat to Stanley Johnson, but I always knew I could be the man," Rabb said.

"I think everybody knows I am the guy that is going to draw most of the attention, but it takes some pressure off me that I have Zimmerman, Rex Pflueger, Oscar Frayer, and a bunch of guys."

One of the more noticeable differences in Rabb's game is that he is more sure of himself.

"I am more confident," Rabb said. "I feel I can do a lot of things that wow people, but it is more about me just playing the game."

Numerous schools are recruiting Rabb, but within the past month or so he had some visit him.

"I have had a couple in-home visits and all the coaches I have been talking to are really nice," Rabb said. "Georgetown came to my house, Kansas and Kentucky visited my school, and Arizona came also.

"The new Cal coaches stopped by as well. I like them so far, but I have not seen the way they coach yet or anything. I will watch them this year."

Rabb is aware of how the process works and feels he needs to find the genuine aspects of the coaches recruiting him.

"All the coaches are going to tell me things, but I am going to look at their history and track record and see if what they are saying is proven," Rabb said.

"This is a big decision, so I don't want to make it off of hype or anything like that. I want to be on a good basketball team and also be set after basketball as well."

As of now, Rabb does not have many visits set, but there are two places he knows he wants to see.

"I want to take visits, but I am not exactly sure when I want to do it yet," Rabb said. "I think I am going to North Carolina October 3 and then I will probably take an unofficial to Arizona and I am thinking about my other officials. I want to take all five of them."


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