You're a consensus 5 star basketball recruit. College coaches have had you in their sights since you wore middle school duds. You've received hundreds of letters, phone calls, and texts. College fans start #yourname facts about you on twitter. The media swarms you. Recruitniks clamor for interviews.
You've narrowed your list of schools to 5. What are they?
Idea for this fanpost was born from the comments in this thread. Basically, if you were an elite caliber recruit and had your pick of schools, which 5 would make your final list? Your position does not matter. Where you live/where you were born does not matter. However, putting "local school" in your top 5 totally makes sense. You just don't have to identify what school that would be.
I suspect most people will list blue bloods in their top 5. Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, UNC, Indiana. Other top level programs will probably make a lot of lists too. Texas, Arizona, Ohio State, Syracuse, Louisville, Florida, etc. etc.
Also, one more thing: this fanpost assumes no allegiances to any college. This is Testudo Times. Yes, you love Maryland. So do i. So does everyone reading this. That's why we're on here. If you genuinely think Maryland would make your list, put them on here. But don't list the Terps and justify it by saying "because i've been a Maryland fan my whole life". That ruins the point of this thought experiment. The purpose of this fanpost is to see what schools people would choose if they had their pick out of the entire nation and had no prior allegiances.
Ready? Hit it.