Georgia Tech and UGA get chance to impress Jaylen Brown

DSC_4878 Mark Fox

UGA’s Mark Fox (AJC)

Georgia Tech and UGA will both get a chance within the next few days to make an impression on the state’s top basketball prospect since Derrick Favors.

UGA’s Mark Fox will make an in-home visit on Sunday with Jaylen Brown, the 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School who is rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit for 2015. Favors was No. 1 in 2009.

On Tuesday, Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory will get a chance to make his sales pitch to Brown. The Yellow Jackets were Brown’s first offer.

Earlier this week, Kentucky coach John Calipari, Bill Self of Kansas, and UCLA’s Steve Alford all flew into Atlanta to meet with Brown and his family.

The 5-star hasn’t officially named any leaders, but Brown has mentioned Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UGA and Georgia Tech as some of his favorites.

Georgia Tech's Brian Gregory (AJC)

Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory (AJC)

“I don’t have much to comment about at this time,” Brown’s mother told the AJC on Friday. “We are trying to gather all the info we can on each school to determine their uniqueness. That will include going on official visits as well.

“Once that is done, we can get a better idea of what environment Jaylen will be able to excel in both academics and athletics.”

Brown scheduled his first official visit to Kansas on Oct. 10, and will likely go to Kentucky on Oct. 17.

Brown is leaning towards waiting until after his senior season at Wheeler to make his decision so he can evaluate the tons of coaching changes and early NBA departures that happen after every college season.


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— By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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