Jaylen Brown, the No. 2 overall high school basketball recruit country, will not be headed to Kansas.
Brown, a 6-foot-7 small forward, has trimmed his final list to four schools, eliminating KU, according to a report from recruiting site 24/7 Sports. Brown is still considering Cal, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina.
The latest recruiting news comes just two days after Kansas landed 6-foot-9 power forward Cheick Diallo, leaving KU coach Bill Self with two open scholarships. The Jayhawks previously signed 6-foot-8 forward Carlton Bragg of Cleveland.
For the moment, Kansas is still reportedly targeting small forward Tevin Mack, a former VCU commitment who re-opened his recruitment when VCU coach Shaka Smart left for Texas.
Mack, who is listed at 6 feet 6 and 200 pounds, is ranked as the nation’s 61st best recruit, according to Rivals.com. Earlier this week, Mack’s mother, Paula, told The State newspaper in their hometown of Columbia, S.C., that Texas, Georgia and Kansas were among the schools still heavily pursuing her son.
“They were all telling me how much they can use him, and how much they need him,” Paula Mack said. “They all want him. All three said how bad they needed him, especially Kansas. He (Self) said he needed a big scoring guard.”