Depending on which list you look at, you could find Aaron Gordon put just behind other top college basketball freshmen such as Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and any number of guys from Kentucky.
This week, especially if Gordon gets a chance to play opposite Parker in the NIT finals, could change that equation a bit.
But that doesn’t matter, the way UA coach Sean Miller put it.
“Aaron Gordon’s talent speaks for itself, period,” Miller said. “When he enters the NBA Draft, they’ll pick him because of performance, not hype. He has teammates and right now he’s a phenomenal teammate. Right now its about our basketball team and him being one of them that is hopefully going to string together an incredible year, and improve.
“This is the University of Arizona, this is college basketball and this is the month of November. It’s about improvement, cohesiveness, teamwork, togetherness, and being able to answer the bell on a neutral court against a great program. Who gets interviewed more? I don’t know who worries about that, but I know one thing damn sure we don’t worry about that and neither does Aaron.”
Former UA target JaQuan Lyle does not list Arizona among his eight finalists (but Miller has said he's now only recruiting a frontcourt player to round out the 2014 class).
Jahii Carson's mom says her son is regarded as the second coming of James Harden.
Carson was named the Pac-12's player of the week.
NBC's Rob Dauster loves Arizona.
Cal is playing Arkansas today in the Maui Inviational.
Colorado beat Harvard.