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Five-star Christian Brown visiting Wake, has attention of bluebloods

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Five-star small forward Christian Brown is one of the more exciting prospects to watch not only in the 2019 class but in all of high school basketball. The 6-foot-6 wing is capable of throwing down some of the best dunks you’ll see, but he’s also developed his skill level to become a pretty capable shooter from the perimeter.

Brown averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game on his way to helping AC Flora capture the region championship. At this point in the process, he says Wake Forest, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Tennessee are all hitting him regularly.

He’s already visited Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest unofficially.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Brown discussed the status of his top suitors.

Florida: “It was something serious. It was electric. There was so much energy in the arena. I like the way they play. They play free, share the ball, and they are an athletic team and that fits my play style.”

Wake Forest: “I haven’t been to a game there before, but I look forward to seeing them play this weekend in person. I’ve been there before though and it’s really nice.”

North Carolina: “It was really nice. They have a great campus. The coaches are nice. The players are cool there. I know Seventh [Woods] and some of the guys really well.”

Kansas: “They have a nice program. They do a lot in transition and they play the way I like.”

Clemson/South Carolina: “I’m definitely looking at both of them. They are the home teams. I’ve been to both of them. I love the fans and the coaches at each school. I have a lot of friends at school that are fans of one of those schools that want me to go to their school.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

Brown will be at Wake Forest on Saturday. After that, his focus will be on helping his team try to win a state championship. He’ll continue to take visits throughout the process and say he won’t be deciding until late in his senior year.

RIVALS' REACTION

Fresh off a visit to Florida and seeing the Gators throttle Kentucky, Mike White’s squad definitely has the five-star small forward’s attention. With a prospect like Brown, you can never count out the blue bloods like Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Duke if they get involved. Danny Manning’s staff at Wake Forest has also done a good job with Brown so far.

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