The tough-to-predict recruitment of five-star basketball prospect Jamal Murray will finally come to an end Wednesday, when he announces his college decision at 6 p.m., on Canadian sports channel TSN.
Where he ends up remains anybody's guess.
"This is a close call," said Scout.com's Evan Daniels. "Obviously, Kentucky and Oregon are the two schools. And there's reason to believe he could end up at either place."
UK and Oregon are the only two schools that hosted Murray for official visits. The 6-foot-5 combo guard from Kitchener, Ontario, was considering other top programs, but the timing of his decision indicates it'll either be the Wildcats or the Ducks.
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Oregon — though more than 2,500 miles from home — offers some familiarity.
Ducks assistant coach Mike Mennenga is a former co-director of Murray's AAU team and has been instrumental in Oregon's recruitment of him.
Murray's friend, fellow Ontario native and former AAU teammate Dillon Brooks, was a key player for the Ducks this past season, averaging 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds as a freshman.
Oregon also picked up a recent commitment from former Villanova point guard and graduate transfer Dylan Ennis, another Ontario native.
UK was the first school to host Murray for an official visit — a little more than a month ago — and Coach John Calipari and his assistants have been recruiting him hard the past few weeks.
"Kentucky has really prioritized him, and they're pretty good when they prioritize guys," Daniels said. "They have a need for him — they have minutes on the wing."
Murray could be the final piece of a possible three-guard starting lineup alongside returning point guard Tyler Ulis and incoming point guard Isaiah Briscoe. Though he's often listed as a point guard himself, Murray excels off the ball and is a tremendous shooter from three-point range.
Scout.com ranks him as the No. 12 overall prospect in the class of 2016, but he's also expected to announce Wednesday that he intends to reclassify to 2015 and play college basketball this season.
His reclassification plans have been well known for months. Where he actually plays next, we'll find out Wednesday.
"They've done a great job keeping things in house," Daniels said. "And this has obviously been a really tough decision for him. Most thought he was going to reclassify for quite some time, but it's taken him a little while to make this choice."