Pac-12 Basketball Recruiting 2013: Part 1, Where each team stands now

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Examining the current basketball recruiting classes of Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon and Oregon St..

This past Martin Luther King day weekend saw coaches across the country spending time and recruiting in high school gyms. Most Pac-12 teams are close to or already have completed their 2013 recruiting classes. To keep you up to speed, here are quick summaries on each team's situation including information on players that teams are still targeting. Half of the league will be covered in part one, while part two will come out next week.

Arizona Wildcats

Commits: SG Elliott Pitts, SF Rondae Jefferson

Lowdown: Pitts is a scoring guard that can hit from a variety of different spots on the floor, most notably in the mid-range. Jefferson is a long and versatile left-hander who is a relentless penetrator on offense and a fierce rebounder on both ends of the court. He's also rather effective in transition (see: video). Pitts and Jefferson are perfect replacements for Solomon HIll and Kevin Parrom who will be graduating this season.

Still in the hunt: Head Coach Sean Miller has said that the Wildcats would add at least one more player. Without a doubt, Aaron Gordon is who Miller and his staff have their eyes on. Gordon has Arizona, Kentucky and Washington in his final three. He made his official visit to Arizona in late October.

Arizona State Sun Devils

Commits: SG Chance Murray, SF Egor Koulechov

Lowdown: Murray is by no means a polished recruit, but his 6'3 180lb frame is ideal at the college level. He can shoot the ball and is a solid player all-around, though his athleticism won't jump out at you. Koulechov is an overseas product via Israel but currently plays basketball in Florida. He averaged 19.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for Israel in the FIBA U18 Championship tournament. Like most overseas players, he comes equipped with a decent offensive game but needs work on his skills on the defensive side.

Still in the hunt: N/A

California Golden Bears

Commits: PG Sam Singer, SG Jabari Bird, SG Jordan Matthews, C Kameron Rooks

Lowdown: Mike Montgomery has put together an impressive class. Singer is an aggressive scoring point guard with good size at 6'4. Bird is one of the premier players in the country. The consensus five-star recruit has a complete offensive package and will open eyes with his athletic ability.

Matthews is not a one-and-done type of player like Bird, but is also aggressive and talented at scoring. As a combo guard, he adds some versatility to Cal's roster. Rooks in completes this impressive recruiting class. While he's not the most polished prospect and he lacks explosiveness, he is massive at 7'0 and 270lbs — definitely warranting him a spot on Montgomery's squad.

Still in the hunt: N/A

Colorado Buffaloes

Commits: SG Jaron Hopkins, SF Tre'Shuan Fletcher, PF Dustin Thomas

Lowdown: Hopkins is one of the top prospects coming out of the state of Arizona. The combo guard is great at distributing the basketball and plays well in transition. Fletcher has ideal size at the forward position and has the ability to get hot and take over games — he will likely be a four-year player for Head Coach Tad Boyle. Thomas is another solid recruit for Boyle, at 6'8 he is versatile to bang in the post but also contains above-average shooting ability for a player of his size.

Still in the hunt: N/A

Oregon Ducks

Commits: SG A.J. Lapray, PF Jordan Bell, PF Cristiano Felicio

Lowdown: Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman secured one in-state product in the 2013 class, A.J. Lapray from Salem. Lapray is a big-time scorer who has deep range but also has the keen ability to slash and hit a variety of different floaters in the lane.

Jordan Bell emerged as one of the top forward prospects on the west coast last year. Bell has an incredible wing-span and above-average athleticism, making him a shot-blocking and rebounding machine. The third signee, Felicio, is an international recruit from Brazil. He'll be 21 years old entering his first season in Eugene. The raw 6'11 looks like a raw talent, but will get immediate playing time because of his size.

Still in the hunt: The Ducks have one scholarship left currently have their eyes on a couple targets. Altman and his staff recently offered point guard Austin Pope. Also in the mix are forwards Jabari McGhee, Kevin Thomas and MiKyle McIntosh.

Thomas made an official visit back in October and is considering Washington St. and Marshall as well. Lastly, Duck fans should keep their eyes on Tyree and Tyrell Robinson. The two-sport athletes originally committed to Oregon last fall for football, but have since re-opened their commitment after Chip Kelley's departure for the NFL. Both planned to play basketball at Oregon. Now, the two are said to be considering Ohio State, Notre Dame and USC in addition to Oregon.

Oregon State Beavers

Commits: SG Hallice Cooke, C Cheikh N'diaye

Lowdown: Hallice Cooke comes out of basketball powerhouse St. Anthony High School in New Jersey. Cookie is a versatile offensive player who is a solid shooter; he chose the Beavers over Richmond, Xavier and St. Joe's. N'diaye is a logical signee when considering the departures of senior centers Angus Brandt and Joe Burton. At 7'0 he'll at the least be a defensive force for the Beavers.

Still in the hunt: N/A

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