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Brown makes the tough call

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It came down to an agonizing decision between California, Stanford and UCLA for four-star prospect Anthony Brown. The promising young prospect, however, came to a decision early this week and is now off the board.
Brown, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound shooting guard from Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View High School will travel up the coast and play for Johnny Dawkins at Stanford.
"It was like pulling teeth for Anthony," said Ocean View head coach Jim Harris. "The poor kid went through a tough time. There really wasn't a differentiating aspect between the three schools other than Anthony just felt like he was a better fit and more comfortable at Stanford. You can write down all the pros and cons on the tangible things with the different schools, but most times in comes down to where you feel more comfortable."
Stanford, however, did have one tangible advantage that was attractive to Brown.
"I do think there is an opportunity for Anthony to play a little earlier at Stanford than at UCLA," said Harris. "He is so creative and has so much potential. I don't put any limitations on what kind of basketball player he can be. I think he will be an outstanding college player."
Brown, the No. 62 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, joins three-star prospects Aaron Bright and John Gage in Stanford's 2010 recruiting class.
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