Andy Brown, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward from California powerhouse Mater Dei High School, is about to embark on a pair of unofficial visits this month.
The three-star forward said he is looking at Arizona, Stanford, San Diego and Utah and will see a pair of his finalists up close and personal over the next week and a half.
Brown leaves early Wednesday morning to make an unofficial visit to Arizona and then he will participate in the Wildcats' elite camp this week. On August 20, he'll travel north to see Stanford's campus.
"With Stanford and Arizona, it's the Pac-10. That's a big difference. If I play in the Pac-10, my parents are going to be able to watch me all the time because it's on television all the time. That's a big thing.
"With Arizona, it's Arizona. Stanford - I just don't know too much about it. I know they are going to run a Duke style of offense and I'm a Duke style of player so that could work. I need to see what players Stanford will have still so that's why I need to get up there for the visit…Plus, if you get a degree from Stanford, you can pretty much do whatever you want and that's a pretty big thing for me and my family."
Brown said he has already unofficially visited San Diego and Utah. He added that he doesn't anticipate a return visit to either school before making his decision. A return trip to Stanford could be in the works after school starts at Mater Dei on Sept. 2.
"I know coach [Johnny] Dawkins is in China right now so he's not going to be at Stanford when I go up there [this month] but it was the only time my parents could make it up there with me," Brown said. "They are both teachers so they wanted to see the school with me. I'll probably take an official visit later once coach Dawkins is there."
Stanford has not offered, Brown said, but he's in the process of applying with the school.
On the hardwood, Brown played for two teams in Las Vegas, suiting up for Cal Supreme at the Main Event and with the Southern California All-Stars at the adidas Super 64.
"I thought it was a good way to end my last travel month," Brown said. "For me, July was just exhausting. I counted it up and I played in 35 games in July. It was pretty hectic but as the month went along, I felt like I was playing better. I was really happy with the way I played. A lot more colleges starting calling after the events so that makes you feel better."