Five-star 2015 wing Jaylen Brown plans on ending his recruitment this summer

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INDIANAPOLIS — Jaylen Brown did much of his talking on the court Friday night, going for 48 points at the adidas Gautlet Indianapolis stop in a win over Kansas Pray and Play.

But after the game, the 6-foot-7 five-star wing spoke with NBCSports.com and seemed to be tired of the recruiting process and all of the recent calls from college coaches. As the No. 11 player in Rivals.com’s class of 2015 national rankings, Brown has plenty of programs hot in pursuit.

“I’m getting kind of tired of the recruiting process. A lot of coaches blowing up my phone. My decision might come earlier than usual,” Brown said to NBCSports.com.

That means that Brown is targeting a summer commitment and visits could be coming up sometime soon.

“This summer for sure (I’d like to commit),” Brown said. “I want to get out and get some visits in.”

Recently some new schools have entered the mix for Brown and it’s easy to see why, his jumper has gotten much better since last summer. The Georgia native was 6-for-10 from the three-point line on Friday night and it’s adding a new dimension to his game that makes Brown nearly impossible to check on the wing at the high school level.

“I feel like that’s what I’ve been working on, I’ve been working real hard to develop everything and work on my weaknesses and (the jumper) is becoming one of my strengths,” Brown said. “Being able to get my shot off at any time and being able to get in a rhythm like that (is important).

“It’s a big key for people to respect my jump shot because it makes it that much easier to get to the basket and once I get in rhythm it’s over with.”

Thanks to the improved jumper and his complete arsenal on the wing, schools from all over the country are hoping to land Brown’s commitment.

Georgia and Georgia Tech are hoping to keep the Marietta native home while some other schools have recently joined the action.

“Kentucky, UCLA — the whole staff from Kentucky and UCLA — Kansas and Ohio State. Those are the latest but everyone else is pretty much the same,” Brown said of his recruitment.

Brown will start to take some visits shortly and has some schools he would like to see.

“Nothing is planned for sure but I want to get out and see some schools,” Brown said. “Kentucky, UCLA, Ohio State. Those are some schools that I would like to see.”

Much has been made of Brown potentially playing close to home but he downplayed that notion on Friday night.

“Location isn’t a factor. I feel like if a school has what I need and it isn’t close to home (I would still go),” Brown said. “Staying close to home would mean a lot to my Mom and coming to games but if a school is better for me and it’s not close to home, then I would be alright.”

VIDEO: UConn’s Kwintin Williams would win the NBA dunk contest

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Think that’s too strong?

Look at this dunk:

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He also did this over the summer:

Williams is a 6-foot-7, 215 pound JuCo transfer that should provide UConn with some minutes in the frontcourt this season.

LSU officially announces addition of Kavell Bigby-Williams

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LSU has announced the addition of Oregon transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams, a 6-foot-11 junior that was the National Junior College Player of the Year as a sophomore.

Bigby-Williams, who is a native of London, averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 boards last season as the Ducks reached the Final Four, but he played the majority of the season while under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred while he was at Gillette College in Wyoming.

The local County Attorney declined to charge Bigby-Williams with a crime, and Gillette College police consider the case closed.

“The university conducted a responsible and comprehensive review before approving the transfer,” a release posted on LSU’s Athletics site read, “including close coordination with Title IX officials, multiple discussions with Gillette and Oregon officials and a thorough examination of available public records.”

LSU head coach Will Wade was quoted in that release as well: “This is an issue we all take seriously and we made absolutely sure we did our due diligence before considering moving forward. Kavell understands that and has made clear to me that he’s going to repay our confidence by representing LSU with his very best on and off the court.”

Report: Four-star Mamaou Doucoure has reclassified, enrolled at Rutgers

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Rutgers has made a potentially significant addition to their 2017 recruiting class, as four-star big man Mamadou Doucoure appears to have reclassified.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Doucoure has already enrolled in classes at Rutgers, citing a search of the university’s online database. The 6-foot-9 Doucoure was initially a member of the Class of 2017 before reclassifying to 2018, although there have been rumors that he has been trying to enroll this year.

It’s not yet clear if Doucoure will be eligible to play this season — he has not even been added to Rutgers’ roster online — but if he’s eligible, he should be able to provide rotation minutes for the Scarlet Knights.

Even if he’s not cleared to play this season, his addition matters. He’ll be able to workout with and develop in a Big Ten locker room before getting cleared to play alongside a massive 2018 recruiting class that already includes four-stars Mac McClung and Montez Mathis along with three-star prospect Ron Harper Jr.

Options drying up for top ten prospect Mitchell Robinson

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It’s looking less and less likely that we’ll see Mitchell Robinson on a college campus this season.

Robinson, if you’ve forgotten, committed to and signed with Western Kentucky, enrolling at the school and practicing with the team over the summer. But he left Bowling Green after two weeks and has received a release to transfer out of the program.

And that’s where the difficultly here lies.

He’s a transfer, which means that, as a top ten prospect and a likely one-and-done player, he will be redshirting the only year that he is on campus unless the NCAA would provide him with a waiver, which is unlikely. After Robinson left WKU, three schools have emerged as potential landing spots: LSU, Kansas and New Orleans. LSU ended their recruitment two weeks ago. Over the weekend, Kansas head coach essentially confirmed that Robinson will not be a Jayhawks.

“I would think that we probably won’t sign anybody,” Self told the Kansas City Star.

That leaves New Orleans, his hometown school, or overseas, which is a rumor that has followed Robinson since the spring. The other option? Sitting out and training for a year, which FanRag Sports reported on Sunday is a possibility.

However you slice it, Robinson’s one-and-done year has turned into a mess. He’s still likely to end up as a first round pick — seven-footers that can do the things he does defensively don’t grow on trees — but I can’t imagine that teams are going to be clamoring to use a lottery pick on a player that just spent a year sitting out.

VIDEO: Texas freshman Jericho Sims catches nasty alley-oop

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Texas is in Australia for their team’s summer trip, and Jericho Sims gave Longhorn fans a glimpse of why they may not miss Jarrett Allen’s athleticism all that much this season.