Outsiders might not understand the difficulty of Aaron White's decision. He's down to two schools - Iowa of the Big Ten and the Atlantic 10's Duquesne. Most players likely would pick the high-exposure BCS conference.
"I'm not really looking at it that way," the Class of 2011 Ohio Forward said. "I narrowed my schools down to these two because I like them. It doesn't have to do with where they play or who they play. It's just about these two schools."
The 6-foot-8, 215-pound White officially visited Iowa in early September. The Hawkeyes offered him a scholarship during the summer AAU season.
"I really like Coach (Fran) McCaffery and the system that he runs," White said. "But Duquesne also gets up and down. Both schools fit what I'm looking for."
White said there's not much research left to do on his two finalists. He said he doesn't have a timetable on his decision and doesn't want to rush things.
"My mom just asked me if I was leaning one way or the other and I told here I wasn't," White said. "I'm really not sure right now. I'm going to keep talking it over with my parents and a decision will come."
Akron recently has been trying to get in the door with White's recruitment, he said.
"I'm not going to bump them in there now that I've gotten it to two," White said. "I haven't heard from anybody else or set up any other visits. I'm down to two."