2020 five-star forward Greg Brown III has set an official decision date.
After posting on his Instagram page last week that “decision [is] coming soon,” it is now being reported that Brown will make his decision on April 24.
Andrew Slater was the first to break the news, with several other recruiting experts since confirming the report:
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) March 21, 2020
Brown, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Austin, TX, is considered a consensus top-ten prospect and the No. 1 power forward in the senior class. The high-flying prospect is the top uncommitted forward in the class of 2020.
Originally cutting his list to five schools – Auburn, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, and Texas – the five-star forward has since replaced the Tar Heels with the Michigan Wolverines.
Back in January, Brown took his official visit to Kentucky during the team’s win over Alabama. Just days after, the prized target blogged about his trip for Sports Illustrated, raving about the Rupp Arena crowd and his relationship with the UK coaching staff.
I’m just coming off my visit to Kentucky last weekend and it was a great visit. I loved the environment, the coaches, the players really, genuinely wanted me to come there.
The fans were chanting, “We want Greg!” at the game and that was crazy because they’re so loud there. Everyone was telling me that Kentucky had a wild fan base, but they exceeded what I was expecting.
I think the highlight was the game. The second half was so live and everyone was in to the game. You could feel the energy.
For the vast majority of his recruitment, Texas has been seen as the overwhelming favorite, though schools such as Memphis, Kentucky, and Auburn have made up significant ground in recent months. In fact, Memphis actually pushed for the lead in his recruitment over the last month or so, with UK and AU seen as the temporary 2A and 2B options.
With conference tournament play and the NCAA Tournament being canceled, though, things are now up in the air regarding his final decision. Had Shaka Smart been fired at Texas at the conclusion of this season, as had been rumored in recent months, the Longhorns would have been cut from contention. Now that Smart will likely keep his job as a result of the abrupt season end, Texas is now just as much of a contender as anyone, if not the favorite once again.
With no more potential visits and limited contact with coaches moving forward, Brown will now have to make a decision based on what he already knows and the previous relationships he has developed with each school.
Considered one of the most ferocious dunkers and freak athletes in all of high school basketball, you’re going to want to check out some of his most recent highlights while we wait for a decision:
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