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York gets major Big East offer

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Gabe York proved himself to be one of the best shooting guards on the West Coast with an outstanding summer and now the 2012 prospect from Orange (Calif.) Lutheran is starting to see some big offers come in.
Connecticut is the latest school to offer York, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect who is equally effective from behind the 3-point line or taking the ball and finishing at the basket. He said the UConn offer is a huge one and something to definitely consider.
"I was just talking to (assistant coach) Kevin Ollie, he came up to the school, and he told me and he was talking to my mom, too," York said. "I was really surprised but I was also thankful because it's a really good program and they've been good for a long time.
"It's really far, I know how far it is, but I am giving them a look. It's still really early. Everyone still has a chance so everyone is talking to me and everyone is still offering. It's just a true blessing."
Coach Jim Calhoun has an outstanding track record of putting his players in the NBA and that is certainly appealing to York, who also has early offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Marquette, Oregon State, USC, Washington and Washington State.
"It is a huge thing, that's what I want to end up being," York said. "I don't know any player that doesn't want to go to the NBA. That is a huge thing, I was really happy when I found out."
Oklahoma has also offered and York said Kansas has been in contact. That's another major program that could appeal to the shooting guard as his recruitment continues. Rivals.com currently ranks York as the No. 7 shooting guard and No. 41 overall in the 2012 class.
"They said they're looking forward to talking to me or coming to see me play," York said of the Kansas coaching staff.
"I was surprised to get a letter from them. It came to my house so when I got home my grandparents said, 'You aren't going to believe what you got today.' I was shocked."
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