One of the nation’s top big men has scheduled an official visit to Kentucky.
Greg Brown, a consensus top-ten prospect in the class of 2020, will make his trip to Lexington on January 10-12.
ESPN’s Paul Biancardi was the first to break the news.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) September 3, 2019
Back in August, Brown shocked the recruiting world by including Kentucky in his final list of five schools left in contention.
While it’s no surprise that an elite prospect is interested in UK, the 6-foot-9 big man didn’t have a confirmed offer from the Wildcats and left them out of his top-ten back in February. During media opportunities at various recruiting events, Brown never even mentioned Kentucky as a realistic option, especially throughout this past AAU season.
After including the Wildcats, though, Brown’s father spoke with David Sisk of Rivals.com and told him that not only did his son receive an offer from Kentucky back in July right after Peach Jam, they had also been making a point of keeping their mutual interest and regular contact as quiet as possible to add shock value when the news did finally break.
I just spoke with Greg Brown III’s father and he confirmed to me that his son does indeed have a Kentucky offer. He said it occurred in July and they have kept it quiet. I will have the full interview up on @KentuckyRivals this evening. @RowlandRIVALS
— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) August 7, 2019
Brown’s final list includes Kentucky, Texas, Memphis, North Carolina, and Auburn, with the Longhorns being considered as the favorite at this time.
247 Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer loves Brown’s game, specifically when it comes to his elite athleticism:
“Long and freakily athletic. Runs like the wind. Needs to physically fill out. Terrific finisher in transition. Quick straight-line driver in half court. Jump shot progressing and has potential. Shot blocker with defensive versatility. Shaky ballhandler. Has tremendous upside that could place him in lottery at the draft.”
Check out some of his most recent highlights below:
Come on down, big fella.