For those worrying about any late minute changes to Jaylen Brown's commitment to Cal, you can stop now. Brown has sent in his national letter of intent, and he's headed to Berkeley for the 2015-16 season. Cal is now assured of having its two primary jewels of its class coming to Cal, which will be the first time ever two five star recruits and top ten prospects come to Berkeley in the same class.
Brown joins current Cal signees Tyson Jolly and Ivan Rabb, ensuring that the core of Golden Bears from their fifth ranked recruiting class are inbound. All that remains in terms of letters of intent is Davon Dillard, who is waiting for issues between his school and the NCAA Clearinghouse to be figured out. Even without Dillard, Cal definitely has a top ten recruiting class signed, sealed, delivered.
Here are the official highlights from Brown.
“Jaylen is one of the nation’s elite players and we are thrilled he is a Golden Bear,” Martin said. “He is a strong, athletic player with a tremendous work ethic. Jaylen has the skill and ability to play four different positions on the floor.”
A consensus top five national high school prospect, Brown is rated Scout’s No. 1 prospect nationally. He is ranked No. 3 overall by Rivals and No. 4 in ESPN’s rankings for the class of 2015. Along with fellow signee Ivan Rabb, Brown was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game, the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit. A starter for Team USA in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore, Brown recorded eight points in 16 minutes. Brown started for the East team in the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago, Ill., collecting nine points, six rebounds, two blocks, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes of action.
Brown was named the 2015 Gatorade Georgia Boys Player of the Year, USA Today’s All-USA Georgia Player of the Year, Georgia’s Mr. Basketball and the Class 6A Player of the Year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class 6A North Player of the Year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Class 6A Player of the Year, and the Marietta Daily Journal Class 6A Player of the Year. He was a consensus First Team 6A All-State selection, and a two-time All-Cobb County Player of the Year as a junior and a senior. Brown was also a consensus All-Cobb County First Team pick each of the past two years.
Welcome to Cal, Jaylen! GO BEARS!