College basketball recruiting: Jaylen Brown plans official visits to Michigan, North Carolina

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Jaylen Brown, the second best player in the 2015 class, according to ESPN, was watched by Kentucky head coach John Calipari and coaches from Kansas, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech on Saturday, as reported by Adam Zagoria. Brown scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds in a win in front of those coaches.

He also told Zagoria that he’s planning on taking official visits to Michigan and North Carolina in the future.

The five-star forward is ranked by ESPN as the second best player in the nation, and the Crystal Ball from 247Sports states that Kentucky and UCLA have the greatest shot at landing him with a 36% shot, and Kansas comes in next at 14%.

Carlton Bragg

John Calipari and Kansas’ Bill Self watched 2015 forward Carlton Bragg on Saturday at the Marshall County Hoopfest, Adam Zagoria reported. Bragg went off for 25 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his team’s win. Zagoria also said that he’s considering those schools along with UCLA and Illinois.

The 6’8 power forward is ranked as a five-star prospect and the No. 18 player in the class of 2015 according to ESPN. Jaylen Brown has discussed a potential packaged deal with Bragg and Brandon Ingram in the past. Ingram is thinking about Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA, to name a few, and Brown is looking at Kansas and UCLA, among others.

247Sports’ Crystal Ball predicts that Kentucky has the best chance of landing Bragg, standing at 43%, Ohio State and Kansas are next and tied at 26%.

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum relayed to that Arizona, Saint Louis, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri are currently expressing the most interest in him, and the other schools on his list are Kansas, North Carolina, UConn and Wake Forest.

John Calipari, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and Arkansas coach Mike Anderson watched him play on Saturday, as stated in’s report. The class of 2016 forward is listed by ESPN as the best player in his class and a five-star prospect.

Blake Harris

Blake Harris transferred to the reigning Dick’s Sporting Goods National Champion Montverde Academy in Florida this week from the Carlisle School, which is located in Virginia.

The 6’3 guard out of the class of 2017 is ranked No. 15 in the nation by 247Sports. Harris visited N.C. State, Duke and UNC recently, and has offers from Cincinnati, Florida State and Virginia Tech, among others.

Thon Maker

The seven-footer and consensus five-star prospect, who plays for Athlete Institute in Canada, told Steve Jones that he will know by the end of his first semester if he will reclassify to the class of 2015 and his guardian stated that he will reclass if he finishes his academic requirements.

Maker has offers from Arizona, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas, among others, and recently visited Louisville and Kentucky. Kansas stands at 53 percent in the Crystal Ball, Kentucky is next at 20% and third is Missouri at 13 percent.

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