It may be a longshot for Georgia Tech, but landing Wheeler High School’s (Marietta, GA) Jaylen Brown would infuse the program with renewed energy in what has been a dreadfully discouraging 2015.
The Yellow Jackets finished with a 3-15 mark in ACC play, suffering one disappointing loss after another and are hoping to come up with a something to put to rest at least some of the calls for Coach Brian Gregory’s job. In other words, the state of Georgia Tech basketball has become increasingly turbulent.
However, one small sliver of positive news is that Brown, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2015 according to Scout.com, still has Georgia Tech among the list of schools that he is interested in playing for next season.
Coach Gregory and his staff are certainly up against some stiff competition for the incoming freshman’s services, as Brown’s list also still includes archrival Georgia along with national powers Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan and UCLA.
With Brown eyeing that prestigious group, it will definitely be a miracle, possibly one of job-saving proportions, if Coach Gregory is able to bring the 6’7” forward to the flats. The obvious advantages for Georgia Tech is the ability to offer Brown a chance to play in close proximity to his hometown fans and compete in the nation’s top conference.
Jaylen Brown and his family have made it known that the decision will be made at some point around the 1st of April. To all the jolly good fellows, here’s to hoping.