Georgia, Others Must Play Waiting Game for Jaylen Brown Decision


Jaylen Brown is the state of Georgia’s number one basketball prospect, and the number two prospect in the nation, and where he will sign still remains somewhat of a mystery.

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Today was the first day of the college basketball signing period, but the target that Georgia and several other schools are watching carefully has still yet to make a decision. Jaylen Brown, the the 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School, is still mulling his choices and narrowing down his options.

Georgia and Georgia Tech are both on Brown’s list of finalists, along with about six other schools. The two in-state schools are the only two who have not received a visit from Brown yet, due to some scheduling conflicts on his part.

Do the Bulldogs have a shot at Brown? The odds say no, but then again, the odds were highly against Dominique Wilkins leaving North Carolina to come to Athens too.

The general consensus about Brown is that he will be a one-and-done player, and that he’ll opt for a college that will give him the most exposure and a shot at winning a title in one short season, which would seem to leave both Georgia schools out of the mix.

But staying close to home for a player like Brown can’t be underestimated, which is why both the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets are still on his list of finalists.

“My guess is that it’s going to be two or three more weeks with him,”’s Dan McDonald told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I think he’s trying to sit down and meet with his family and the coaches. He’s trying to figure out what he wants to do.

“I don’t want to say Georgia is out yet, but it seems pretty unlikely that they are going to get him. I think UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky are going to be in the forefront of that one. We’ll see how it all plays out.”

Brown would be a huge boost to Mark Fox’s 2016 recruiting class, who just landed a commitment from 3-star big man out of Michigan last week, Mike Edwards.

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