Kansas showing interest in elite 2012 SG

Gabe York, a native of Orange, Calif. and one of the hottest prospects in the Class of 2012, has seen his recruitment explode in recent months. The Kansas Jayhawks are one of a handful of top programs to begin showing interest in the talented 6-foot-3 shooting guard.

One of the hottest prospects in the Class of 2012 is Orange, Calif. shooting guard Gabe York.

A 6-foot-3 shooting guard with a sweet perimeter stroke, outstanding athleticism and high-level scoring instincts, York has gathered offers from the likes Connecticut, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, Miami and Marquette. With the sole exception of UCLA, the entire Pac-10 conference has offered as well.

When he does select a school, York will have no shortage of options – and the dynamic junior talent understands how special it is to be in that position.

"It's just a huge honor, really," he said. "I'm really blessed to be in this situation. I know a lot of people would love to be in my situation, so really I'm not taking anything for granted right now. It's been a really fun recruiting process getting to know these other coaches that have called."

In addition to those who have offered him an official scholarship, several other programs have begun ramping up their own recruiting efforts, including traditional powers like UCLA and Kansas.

According to York, Jayhawks head coach Bill Self and his staff had the opportunity to catch him in action during the summer AAU evaluation period, and began corresponding with him shortly thereafter.

Though it's still early with Kansas, York is excited about the possibility of learning more about what the Jayhawks have to offer.

"I've talked to my coaches about that already," the Compton Magic star said. "And they feel like it would be a good fit, too."

Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow reported last week that York currently has no unofficial visits scheduled, but hopes to take some in the near future with Magic coach Etop Udo-Ema.

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