Texas Basketball: 5-Star PF Greg Brown has set commitment date

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The 2020 Texas basketball recruiting class now has an official announcement date set for the decision of 5-Star power forward Greg Brown.

The biggest news to happen for the Texas basketball program since the season was cancelled prior to their first game in the Big 12 Tournament came down on March 20. Since head coach Shaka Smart doesn’t have a single commitment lined up yet for his 2020 recruiting class, the pressure is dialing up to bring some level of talent to the Forty Acres for the 2020-21 season.

A 2020 signing class that doesn’t actually have anyone with a signed National Letter of Intent to join the Texas Longhorns basketball program would be an extreme disappointment. But that big news that dropped for the Longhorns involving their biggest target of the 2020 recruiting class will see elite five-star Vandegrift power forward Greg Brown announcing his commitment decision.

According to a report from Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Brown will make his announcement for where he will play his college hoops on April 24. Brown will be reportedly choosing between five finalist schools that includes the Michigan Wolverines, Auburn Tigers, Kentucky Wildcats, Memphis Tigers, and Texas.

The current eight 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions that are in for Brown have him committing to Texas over head coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis. Seven of those eight Crystal Ball Predictions favor Texas over one to Memphis.

Among the more significant of the schools that sent a scholarship offer to Brown that were cut from his finalists included the Baylor Bears, Florida Gators, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma Sooners, and Texas A&M Aggies. He had offers more than 15 schools prior to setting this decision date.

Moreover, the last official visit that Brown took came with head coach Juwan Howard and the Wolverines on Feb. 7. He apparently had visits with all of his finalist schools within the last six or eight months.

The 6-foot-9 and 195 pound Austin, TX, native Brown ranks as the nation’s No. 9 2020 high school prospect and the top power forward. He is also the top ranked prospect out of the state of Texas.

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Texas landed one Austin, TX, native big man in their 2019 recruiting class, with five-star center Will Baker. Although the seven-footer Baker was a product of Westlake High School in Austin, not Vandegrift.