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Greg Brown commits to Texas

The top-10 recruit is off the board.

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Greg Brown has finally made his decision.

On Friday, the five-star forward committed to the Texas Longhorns via YouTube. He was also considering the Kentucky Wildcats, Memphis Tigers and Auburn Tigers and Michigan Wolverines.

Brown, who plays at Vandegrift High School in Austin (TX), is ranked No. 9 overall by 247 Sports Composite, which measures all of the major recruiting rankings. He picked Texas while holding offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Auburn, Memphis, Michigan, Kansas and Florida among others.

The 6-9, 195-pound forward was widely expected to pick Texas entering the day, though there was some late buzz that he could pick the G-League route. He’s one of several high-level recruits that the G-League has recruited, but Brown opted instead to stay home for what will likely be just one year of college basketball.

This is just he latest frontcourt miss for Kentucky, who is in desperate need of big men to finish off the 2020-21 roster. Saying this, the Wildcats weren’t viewed as a realistic option coming into Decision Day, as schools like memphis and Auburn had draw far more buzz in recent months.

Kentucky did get some buzz when Brown officially visited in January, but the allure of staying home to play at the same college his parents went to was too much to overcome.

Now, Kentucky will continue looking for frontcourt pieces via high school recruits and college transfers.