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Short Circuit, April 19

By D1 Circuit , 04/20/13, 9:45AM EDT


The latest news and notes from around the D1 Circuit

- Mac Irvin Fire center and ESPN and Rivals top prospect for 2014 Jahlil Okafor hosted Ohio State for an in-home visit within the last week, according to The article notes that Okafor and Howard Pulley Panther PG Tyus Jones (No. 2 on the 2014 ESPN 60) may elect to choose the same team for next season. Click here

- Class of 2013 recruit and former Oakland Soldiers PF Aaron Gordon officially signed with Arizona on Wednesday. Gordon was named MVP of the McDonald’s All-American game on April 3 and was a critical piece for the Oakland Soldiers during their 2012 EYBL championship run. Gordon joins another former Oakland Soldier in Brandon Ashley at Arizona. Click here

- Minnesota site chatted with the No. 9 recruit in the class of 2014, Rashad Vaughn. Vaughn, a shooting guard from Robbinsdale Cooper, discussed his recent meeting with new University of Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, as well as giving a slight insight into why he decided to play this season with the Wisconsin Playground Elite rather than his home-state Howard Pulley Panthers. Click here

- Grayson Allen of the Southern Stampede reportedly received a scholarship offer from Duke University this week. Allen (No. 36 in the 2014 ESPN 60) will be a key cog as a shooting guard for a revamped Southern Stampede team that features six top-100 Rivals class of 2014 players. Southern Stampede went 8-12 last year, but this new core of players should lead the Stampede to the Peach Jam this season. Click here

- Theo Pinson, ranked 13th in the 2014 class by ESPN, has officially listed Indiana University within his top three schools. Pinson is a small forward and the top player for the CP3 All-Stars, where he led the team with 14.8 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. Click here

- Speaking of the CP3 All-Stars, the NBA denied team namesake Chris Paul the opportunity to bring his players to an NBA practice while they are in Los Angeles for the first session of the EYBL. Click here

- 2013 Team Final point guard Jaren Sina signed with Seton Hall on Wednesday. Sina was committed to both Alabama and Northwestern at different points during his journey to an eventual signing with the Pirates. Sina scored 8.1 points per game and had 1.8 assists per game while playing in all 15 regular season games last season for Team Final. Click here

- Myles Turner, a 6-11 center from Team Texas Select, turned heads at the Real Deal in the Rock last weekend. Turner is currently ranked 86th by Rivals in the 2014 class, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he steadily climbs this list. He seems to be on most major college teams’ radar. Click here

- The top prospect in the 2013 class, former CIA Bounce SF Andrew Wiggins, is still undecided. Wiggins played in the Jordan Brand Classic last weekend and will play in the Nike Hoop Summit this Saturday. He has yet to set a timetable for his announcement. He is reportedly weighing Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina as his top options. Click here

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