After spending his entire high school career on the AAU circuit, 6-foot-3, 170-pound 2012 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran shooting guard Gabe York has started his last go-around.
He enters AAU play with a laundry list of offers. Arizona, Arizona State, California, Connecticut, Kansas, Marquette, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Stanford, USC, Washington and Washington State have all offered York at some point in his recruitment, and he's now looking at taking some visits.
"I'm going to try and get out to some of those Big East schools in the next couple weeks," York said. "My coach is going to take me to see some schools. We're going to see Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. So far I've only taken visits to UCLA, USC and I'm going to go to Washington too."
Throughout his recruitment, York has spoken favorably about schools on his east. That said even though he's intrigued by the opportunity to leave the West Coast, he's not completely set on it.
"I need to look at the schools first and I want to see Washington," York said. "I just want to keep my options open. I don't have a specific choice for where I want to go. As of right now, I think I could see better competition in the east."
York doesn't plan on having too much of a drawn out recruiting process, as he should have a decision a bit before signing day.
"Hopefully I will decide before my high school season starts," he said.
As for his game, York feels as if he's improved over the past year and is eager to show how his game has changed.
"I've been able to stay in the game a lot longer," he said. "My motor is where coaches have seen the most improvement. Ball handling was another big key.
"I've been kind of playing point guard so I'm excited to work on that and help my AAU team out on that. My moving without the ball is going to get me open and it's gonna make my defender tired, so that's a big thing."
While York feels his game has progressed, he'd also like to use the spring and summer to improve.
"This summer I'm going to try and get my vertical up and get stronger," York said. "Those are two big things I need to improve on."
Gabe York planning visits
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