The prep hoops season is unfortunately coming to an end for multiple high-profile prospects from the West Coast as their respective high school teams are either in the final stages of a playoff run, or have been bounced from postseason play already.
That said, it's time to take a long look at some unsigned recruits from the Class of 2013 still hoping to prolong their careers at this level for at least a few more games. Impressing college coaches and scouts in the process certainly will not hurt matters.
Without further ado, here's a list of who's who.
Aaron Gordon, SF, San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty: In terms of household names left on the board, none are bigger than his. Arizona, Kentucky and Washington are among the teams left in the running for Gordon (pictured). Word is, the 6-foot-8 and 210-pound forward is also considering Oregon. The plan is for him to make a college decision at some point in the Spring. In the meantime, he'll make appearances in the McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.
Gavin Schilling, PF, Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep: The 6-9 and 240-pound post is a hot commodity nowadays. Rightfully so, given his well-rounded skill set. Schilling recently narrowed his list down to the final four schools, Minnesota, Michigan State, Villanova and UCLA. He has not named a clear-cut leader at this stage of the game. It appears, however, as if the Bruins could emerge as the front-runner for Schilling after a Feb. 9 visit to Westwood went rather well.
Rashad Muhammad, SG, Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman: Yes, he is the brother of UCLA freshman phenom Shabazz Muhammad. It's worth nothing he younger sibling is on the verge of emerging from the shadows though. SMU, UTEP and Utah State appear to be most interested in the 6-4 and 170-pound guard. Pac-12 Conference programs Colorado and USC are currently in the mix too. Bottom line is: He doesn't have any high-profile scholarship offers on the table.
Julius Randle, PF, Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian: It might be somewhat of stretch to include him on a list with West Coast prospects. Nevertheless, we figured the Lone Star State was close enough to warrant an update on the status of the 6-9 and 250-pound big man. Fully recovered from a broken foot injury, Randle recently decided that Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Texas are his favorites. He'll make his pick known before the end of March.
Keith Frazier, SG, Irving (TX) Kimball: Similar to Randle, Frazier is another highly-touted recruit from Texas that programs from all over the country are interested in. Florida, Kansas, Memphis and Missouri have offered. West Coast schools Arizona and UCLA have scholarships waiting to be signed by Frazier. SMU and Texas are in the midst of a heated battle for his services. Texas A&M is also a team that must be considered as threat to secure a commitment from him.
Sean Ceglinsky has covered prep and college sports on the West Coast for the better part of the past 15-plus years. Follow him on twitter: @SeanCeglinsky
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