Five-star small forward Jaylen Brown announced his commitment to California during his senior banquet Friday night.
Brown — a 6-foot-7 prospect from Marietta, Ga. — chose the Bears over Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. The timing of his announcement was unexpected. The destination was, too.
Michigan had the most buzz coming into this week, and many recruiting analysts predicted Kentucky would be the Wolverines’ biggest competition to land Brown, who Scout.com ranks as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2015.