Starting 5: McDonald's edition

Editor's note: Every Monday in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to tip off your week in proper form. We'll set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the water cooler conversations around the office.

This week's edition of Starting 5 is heavy on the McDonald's All American Game, which airs at 9:30 p.m. ET this Wednesday night on ESPN. The annual display of talent is the Rose Bowl of high school basketball all-star games. This week's items include No. 4 recruit Aaron Gordon's impending decision, who could threaten the scoring and assist records, a look at all the great shooters from Texas and much more.

1. Gordon is on the clock

Tuesday is media day for the McDonald's All American Game. No. 4 recruit Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) is set to stand in front of a throng of reporters and pick his college.