Top UK basketball recruit Jaylen Brown told D1Circuit.com on Saturday that he was leaning toward waiting until after his senior season to make a college decision.
Brown — a 6-foot-7 small forward from Georgia — has told the Herald-Leader and other media outlets over the past few months that he was planning to make a decision sooner rather than later. UK, UCLA, Kansas and Georgia are among the schools at the top of his list.
Scout.com recently moved Brown to the No. 1 overall ranking in the class of 2015 after a stellar showing on the spring and summer circuit. He plays for an Adidas-affiliated team but competed at the Nike Global Challenge last week. D1Circuit.com is the official media partner of the Nike circuit.
A later decision could benefit Kentucky. Several UK players are considered possible early entrants to next year’s NBA Draft, but those decisions won’t be made public until after UK’s season is finished.
If several players go pro, that could make UK a more attractive destination for Brown and other players like Malik Newman, who is also planning to wait until the spring to make a decision.
Brown told Scout.com last week that he will likely visit UK for Big Blue Madness in October. He will also visit Kansas for their midnight madness event the weekend before. Brown visited UCLA earlier this month.
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