Could Jaylen Brown skip college altogether?

Jaylen Brown (AJC)

Jaylen Brown (AJC)

Could Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, consider skipping college altogether?

The 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School was asked about the topic, along with several other top-rated seniors from this year’s class, by’s Evan Daniels.

It’s a hot topic in basketball circles because last year’s No. 2 prospect, Emmanuel Mudiay, decided to bypass college altogether and will leave next week to play professionally in China this year for an estimated $3 million, including endorsements.

Mudiay will also be eligible for the upcoming NBA draft rather than have to play in college for a year for free.

Here’s what Brown told Daniels about Mudiay’s decision:

“That was huge,” Jaylen Brown,’s No. 1 player in the 2015 class, said about Mudiay’s decision. “It’s starting a new culture.”

“A lot of guys are talking about if they could do that, they would,” Brown added. “There are a lot of things coming up that could be on the table for some guys. Everybody is interested and everybody is watching to see how he’s going to do and how it’s going to work out.”

Here’s what Brown had to say about his own situation:

“Absolutely,” Brown responded when asked if he would consider skipping college and playing overseas for a year.

“It’s something that you have to think about,” Brown added. “College is one of the biggest decisions of your life, and that could be one of the biggest decisions of your life. I have a family to take care. I don’t want my mom to work anymore, so it’s something I’ll have to talk about and if it’s on the table for me then I’ll definitely think about it.”

Instead of the “One and Done” phrase for kids that stay one year in college before departing NBA, Daniels is calling Mudiay’s situation “None and Done.” (You can read the entire article HERE)

What’s the latest between Jaylen Brown and colleges? He has scheduled his first official visit to Kansas for Oct. 10, and is working out dates with Kentucky, Georgia Tech, UGA and probably UCLA.


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— By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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