Budinger Close to Decision

Chase Budinger, the 6-7 senior small forward and top 25 national player, told us recently that he'll make his college decision soon, and that he has a slight leader...

Chase Budinger the 6-7 senior small forward from Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon, said he'll decide on which college he'll attend by mid-August.

"I don't have to take any more trips," Budinger said, "I've visited the schools I'm interested in."

The schools, according to Budinger, are Arizona, UCLA and USC.

Budinger has visited UCLA officially, and also been to Arizona and USC unofficially. He attended Arizona's basketball camp and said he had been on USC's campus "a couple of times."

When asked if he had a favorite among those three schools at this point, Budinger said, "Arizona, probably a little bit."

So, does this mean he's going to commit to Arizona by mid-August? "I don't know," Budinger said. "I'll think about it and decide at least by the time school starts and I'm shooting for mid-August."

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