Jaylen Brown to visit UGA next month

Georgia's No. 1, Jaylen Brown (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Georgia’s No. 1, Jaylen Brown (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, will take official visits to UGA and UCLA next month.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School hasn’t finalized the dates for his next two visits, but those are the destinations, his mother confirmed to the AJC on Wednesday.

“Yes, those are the next two; we just haven’t gotten the dates,” Mechalle Brown said. “But that’s what we plan to do.”

The 5-star recruit has taken official visits to Kansas and Kentucky over the last two weeks. So that’s four official visits planned out, leaving him with one more available before he makes his college decision in April.

Where will Jaylen Brown take his fifth official visit? “We haven’t decided on the fifth visit yet,” his mother said. “We’re just going to leave that open for now, and see how things go.”

Mark Fox (AJC)

Mark Fox (AJC)

Jaylen recently told reporters that he is considering an official visit to North Carolina after coach Roy Williams flew to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago to observe his workouts. Georgia Tech, which was the first school to offer Brown, may also be a contender for that fifth visit.

Is it fair to say that Brown will decide between North Carolina and Georgia Tech for that fifth visit? “That could possibly be it,” his mother said.

How did it go for Brown at Kansas and Kentucky? He and his family are still processing the recruiting trips from earlier this month.

“All the schools have great programs,” his mother said. “They have great academics. They have great strength training. It’s just going to be the determination of where Jaylen feels most comfortable and where he has a connection to the players and coaches.”

When asked for specific highlights of each trip, Brown’s mother politely declined. She doesn’t want to offend any colleges who may read too much into her comments. “We’re still kind of looking at everything,” she said. “I don’t want to say anything to make one school think this, or another one think something else. They are all good schools. It’s going to come down to where he feels he can excel in both athletics and academics. At this point. I can’t name any specific highlights because everything we’ve seen has been a highlight.”


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— By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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