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Aaron Gordon, one of the nation's top recruits, will announce his college decision on Tuesday.

Here we go again on the "wild guess" track of where a prep star athlete will be going to college.

I'll bite because, well, I know the lad, the family, the coach and the team. And though I can't say for certain, it's fun to guess.

I'm guessing Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) basketball star Aaron Gordon is going to shock most everyone — sort of like how he shocked McDonald's All-American practice onlookers Monday with a couple of dunks (one going through the legs) — and pick Oregon.

He's announcing his decision 12:30 EST Tuesday at the Media Day in Chicago.

Oregon would be surprising because Gordon took the Ducks off the board a few months ago and thought he had narrowed it to Arizona, Kentucky and Washington.

But then, according to his mom Shelly Davis, who has been down this recruiting path with older children Drew and Elisabeth, Aaron watched a game last month between the Ducks and Kansas.

He took a closer look at their style of play and evidently has a real affection for Oregon coach Dana Altman. That inspired him to put the Ducks back on his list.

He wouldn't do that unless he REALLY had a change of heart. That and listening to Davis, who noted the worst part of the process is telling the coaches who worked so hard and built such a relationship they wouldn't be attending their schools.

Davis, close family members and Mitty coach Tim Kennedy know where Gordon is going. Plus he told the "winning" coach five weeks ago, about the time Oregon came back into the mix.

Why would he do that only to disappoint Altman again? And by the tone of Davis' voice, I sensed Washington was out because Lorenzo Romar has been Gordon's staunchest friend and ally. That would be a terribly hard phone call to make.

Gordon is too close to family and won't go across country to Kentucky to play. It's either Oregon or Arizona and I think the Pac-12's up-and-comer, with the best facilities on the planet, wins the Gordon sweepstakes.

Watch the video below of Aaron Gordon putting on a show at the McDonald's All-American practice.