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Starting 5: Ducks visit Gordon

Hoops recruiting notes on Oregon, Notre Dame, Arizona and more

Updated: February 11, 2013, 3:44 PM ET
By Dave Telep | ESPN RecruitingNation

Editor's note: Every Monday in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to tip off your week in proper form. We'll set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the water cooler conversations around the office.

This week's edition of Starting 5 includes a look at whether Oregon is back in the mix for elite power forward Aaron Gordon, the recruiting visitors on hand for Notre Dame's epic five-overtime win, Arizona-bound Rondae Hollis-Jefferson impressing on national TV, Arizona's parade of junior visitors and an introduction to freshman Raekwon Long.


1. Oregon comes on strong for Gordon

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Courtesy Caroline Williams/USA BasketballOregon could be back in the mix for ESPN 100 PF Aaron Gordon after recently visiting the top-10 prospect.

College coaches don't mind recruiting, but they often do it in their down time. From what we understand, however, Oregon squeezed more into a recent road swing against Stanford and Cal than anyone was expecting.