Olson pays visit to Livingston

Shaun Livingston has a favorite but is going to take all of his recruiting visits before making a final decision. The nation's top point guard is down to three schools, but has an eye on the NBA as well.

Arizona head coach Lute Olson and assistant coach Josh Pastner visited Shaun Livingston at his home Tuesday night and the visit appears to have went very well. Livingston reiterated his desire to make all of his visits before making a choice between Duke, Arizona and Illinois. He is scheduled to come to Tucson for Midnight Madness on Oct. 17 and trips to Illinois Oct. 24.

Livingston was considering North Carolina, but the Tar Heels received a commitment from Quinten Thomas, a 6-1 point guard from Oakland (HS), Calif., and that ended his interest in the Tar Heels.

Many observers still feel Livingston is favoring Duke, but Arizona has to like the fact that he will visit the campus before making any decision.

"Duke is in pretty good with me and I think they know that," said Livingston told theDevilsDen.com. "I know my family likes them a lot as well. The other schools are also trying to show me what they have to offer, but right now Duke probably feels they have the best chance with me."

One advantage for the Wildcats is their history of sending point guards to the NBA and that tradition has not been lost on Livingston. Of course Duke has been sending their share of players to the league as of late.

Livingston has admitted that he will look at his NBA chances after the season, but the lanky 6-6 guard is smart enough to know that college is probably the smartest route for a perimeter player, no matter how special he may be.

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