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2014 Basketball Recruiting: Dorian Pickens Getting Hot Out West


One of the hottest names being mentioned from the West Coast has to be Arizona product Dorian Pickens. Playing in the select Nike Elite Camp this summer he attracted the attention of many top schools. Recently named to the ESPN Top 60 and the Rivals Top 100 he is becoming one of the most decorated recruits in the country. The 6’5” highly touted recruit has been seen as a forward and guard in the eyes or recruiters.

Dorian says that this versatility is one of his greatest strengths. Another one of his strengths is his high basketball IQ, always leading him a step ahead of the competition. His well-polished offensive game excels at the rim and with a nice jump shot. Dorian prides himself on being able to get the shot up smoothly and create on his own.

Playing with top competition Dorian has stood out enough to grab offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, New Mexico, San Francisco and others. The attention he is receiving from schools like Indiana, Syracuse, Georgetown, West Virginia, Louisville, and most of the Pac-12 conference continues to grow as well.

Currently Dorian has “no favorite or school that stands out” and he is just trying to feel things out for now. In September Dorian will come East to visit some schools but he is not sure which schools those will be yet. As of now Boston College is his only East coast offer but in no time colleges will be joining them.

Expect Dorian to take his time in recruitment. He has no preference about location but top academics are “a must because you know one day that ball is going to stop bouncing.” Dorian remains level headed about making a decision and watching his recruitment unfold will be fun to watch.

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