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Starting 5: Pinson's recruitment

The pursuit for nation's No. 13 junior could be a two-team race

Updated: May 22, 2013, 10:02 AM ET
By Dave Telep | ESPN RecruitingNation

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

This week we handicap the race for ESPN 60 No. 13 prospect Theo Pinson, who will choose between UNC, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana and Louisville Wednesday; use a different approach to rank the top five players at each position in the 2014 class; and highlight the continued emergence of center Myles Turner.

1. Pinson picking proper program pre-summer

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Andrew Shurtleff for ESPN.comTheo Pinson will choose between UNC, Duke, IU, Louisville and Georgetown on May 22.

Theo Pinson is ready.

One of the top perimeter prospects in the Class of 2014 will announce his college choice Wednesday. It's not a far drive, so count me in as a spectator. The way it looks to me, here are the tiers of the recruitment: