The top uncommitted player in the country has finally made his choice.
Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) wing Jaylen Brown picked California over Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina at his school’s senior banquet Friday night.
The intense anticipation of Brown’s announcement on social media created a plethora of comical memes and earned the Wheeler Wildcats’ Twitter feed more than 1,200 followers in the span of a few hours.
BREAKING: Jaylen Brown has committed to Cal. #wildcatpride— Wheeler HAWKS (@Wheeler_Cats) May 2, 2015
Brown, who averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds a game this season in route to leading Wheeler to the state AAAAAA championship, will join forces with fellow McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All American Ivan Rabb, a center at Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) who committed to the Bears in mid-April.
Brown is ranked No. 4 overall in the ESPN 100 and is projected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, according to DraftExpress.com.
Brown is ranked as the No. 3 player in the Class of 2015 by the 247Sports Composite rankings and he was also No. 3 in the composite rankings compiled by USA TODAY High School Sports this week. Scout.com has him ranked as the No. 1 overall player.