John Calipari and his staff are going to have one of the top uncommitted players for 2020 on campus this weekend, but it looks like they will have a lot of ground to make up.
Greg Brown is down to Texas, Auburn, Memphis, Michigan and Kentucky. He is expected to make his announcement in the spring and is currently working on taking official visits to the schools left on his list.
This week, Brown’s father, Greg Brown Sr., said that the three visits (Auburn, Texas and Memphis) have made a big impact on his recruitment, and he believes that those three school are currently at the top of his list.
“I think the three schools that we have visited so far are definitely high on our list,” Brown Sr. told Christian Fowler of 247 Sports.com on his podcast, ‘Tigers in 20’. “… I will say that the three schools that we visited so far, man it’s a race between those three for sure.”
However, Brown’s father admitted said he has felt like his son is going to each specific school after they finish a visit, so perhaps that’s good news for Kentucky if they can hit a home run with the visit this weekend.
“Every visit that we’ve been on, after the visit, I was like Greg’s probably going to this school,” Brown Sr. told Fowler. “So, with that being said, after the Memphis visit, I was like, ‘Oh snap, Greg probably might be going to this school.”
Brown Sr. was sure to note is that this will be Greg’s decision and he will be happy with whatever he chooses.
But while Kentucky may have a shot to sway Brown, it sounds like the Memphis Tigers are now the team to beat, according to Rivals recruiting expert Corey Evans, who logged a FutureCast prediction in favor of Penny Hardaway’s program.
While his visit to Memphis last weekend was relatively brief due to scheduling issues, I feel confident enough with I have heard to report that the Tigers have taken the lead in Brown’s recruitment.
Kentucky will get their shot this weekend when Brown is on campus for his visit and then Michigan will have a shot in February. But it doesn’t sound like either school is out of the hunt.
Even though we will have to wait before we get a final decision, this is a recruitment that the longer it takes, the more time Kentucky will have to make up ground and have the most time to try and get him in Lexington.
Kentucky has a good history of knocking official visits out of the park, and they will need to do that once again this weekend to have a chance in this recruitment. A decision is not expected to happen until the spring, and it may even bleed into the summer if he wants to see all of the NBA Draft decisions play out.