This past Saturday, Class of 2015 recruit Jaylen Brown divulged information about his college decision to D1Circuit.com. He told them that he is leaning toward waiting until after his senior season to make a college decision.
Although Brown told the Lexington Herald-Leader and other media sources that he was planning on making a decision sooner rather than later, it appears he has changed his mind.
Brown is from Alpharetta, Georgia, where he attends Wheeler High School. He is a 6’7″ small forward and is rated by ESPN as a five-star recruit. He is also ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 small forward and as the No. 8 overall player in the Class of 2015. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 2 overall player, while Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 3 overall player. It is clear that he is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2015.
It appears that Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA are atop his list. Brown also has scholarship offers from Arizona, Florida, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Texas, among others.
Brown has visited Georgia, Georgia Tech, and UCLA. Last week, he told Scout.com that he will likely visit UK for Big Blue Madness in October. The weekend before that, he will visit Kansas for their midnight madness event.
Although the UK basketball program and its fans would like a sooner commitment from Brown, a later decision could benefit UK. Several UK players are predicted to enter next year’s NBA Draft. If several players do go to the NBA, then that would open up more roster space for star recruits like Brown. Thus, making UK a more attractive destination.
Here is a tweet from The EYBL Circuit (@D1Circuit):
Jaylen Brown tells us he likely won’t make a college decision until after the high school season. Will be Christmas in spring for someone.
— The EYBL Circuit (@D1Circuit) August 16, 2014