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Point Guard U nabs scorer Gabe York

Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:12 am

By Jeff Borzello

The main question regarding Gabe York revolves around his position – is he a point guard or a shooting guard?

While the jury is still out, we now have an answer for where York will be lighting up the scoreboard in college: Arizona.

“I felt in my heart that it was the right choice,” York told Sunday evening. “It just felt better than all the rest. That was the biggest thing.”

York, a 6-foot-1 scorer from Orange Lutheran (Calif.), chose the Wildcats over Washington, Marquette and Notre Dame.

While some players might be afraid to enter a program that will bring in two top-25 guards a year before his arrival, York does not plan to relinquish anything to incoming freshmen Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson.

“I know I work harder than anyone there,” he said. “So I’m very confident in what I can do there.”

York is one of the best 3-point shooters in his class, possessing deep range and a quick trigger on his jumper. He has great lift and also knows how to finish effectively at the rim. Once he improves his ability to facilitate for others, York will be a very difficult point guard to contain.

The reputation of Arizona as “Point Guard U” could live on through York.

“That had a little bit to do with it,” he said.

With his decision out of the way, York can now play out the rest of the summer with the Compton Magic, not needing to think about a future destination.

“It feels great,” he said. “A huge weight lifted off of me.”

Photo: Louisville Courier-Journal

Category: NCAAB
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