Gabe York was one of the best players on Compton Magic this spring and summer and he's only entering his junior season. That's a testament to his talent and now colleges from across the country are after him.
York, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, said Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Tulsa, Washington, Baylor and Miami are the new schools on his list which already included Arizona, Arizona State, Georgetown, Oregon State, Stanford, Syracuse, USC and Washington State.
"Our team did really well this summer," York said. "Everything really picked up for me. I really worked on my defense and my ball-handling and my coaches said that was the biggest things they saw me work on. After that all the coaches started calling me too. I could tell I was doing really well and I was happy about that."
As far as recruiting goes, York said he doesn't have a clear No. 1 right now and that he's just taking his time to see which programs remain involved with him.
Location is not a major concern for York, who consistently played well all spring and summer with recent Arizona State commit Jahii Carson, New Mexico pledge Dominique Dunning and others.
A decision probably won't happen for a while because York said he'd like to play his junior season at least before making a commitment.
"I'm not concerned about the area or anything, that's not a big deal to me," York said.
"I don't have a No. 1 pick or leaning toward anyone right now. It's still too early for me so I'm just sitting down and talking to all the coaches and I'm talking to them and seeing where they are. I don't have an exact No. 1 and I'm not leaning toward anybody right now."
Playing up a level has helped York tremendously not only from a recruiting perspective but it has also hastened his improvement. York is one of the top players in southern California and this summer he competed against many of the top rising seniors in the West - and stood out.
"That definitely helped," York said. "I always played that way. I never played in my own age level but I've never played on such a high stage so far. This was my first year doing that. Just knowing that, coach told me I had a big responsibility and I needed to step up so that's what I did and I got recognition for it."