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Recruiting experts make their picks for Greg Brown

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It looks like the Cats have a lot of ground to make up.

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Back in July was when the No. 8 player in 2020, 6-9 power forward Greg Brown picked up a scholarship offer from the Kentucky Wildcats.

Not long after, he surprised many by putting the Cats in his top five. Also on Brown’s list includes the Texas Longhorns, Memphis Tigers, Auburn Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Cats seem to be gaining momentum, but as of right now, they still aren’t viewed as one of the favorites, as recruiting experts Corey Evans, Dan McDonald, and Russ Wood of Rivals.com made their picks for who is in the lead for Brown.

Here is what each had to say including a “dark horse” to land Brown.

“I’d say Texas has the best shot at signing the five-star small forward. Shaka Smart has been recruiting him the hardest for the longest and has the family ties in his favor,” said McDonald. “If I had to pick a dark horse to keep him away from the Longhorns, it’d probably be North Carolina. The Tar Heels had him in town for the Duke game last year and made a strong impression.”

Wood picked Texas as the favorite while listing Auburn as the darkhorse. Evans went with the Longhorns as the leader with Memphis as a lurking darkhorse.

“If there is anyone that could step in and take Brown away from Texas, keep an eye on Memphis,” said Evans. “The Tigers have developed a great rapport with him and if things go well this season and the roster construction aligns, Memphis could walk away with the signature of the five-star prospect.”

While they don’t believe Kentucky is a favorite to land Brown as of right now, I wouldn’t count the Cats out seeing that they just started getting serious with his recruitment, and a lot can change overt the next several months as he continues through the recruiting process.

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