It now looks as if sleeper prospect Curtis Brown, of Mt. Olive Prep in Marietta, Ga., has moved to the top of Kentucky’s priority list with the decision of Korvotney Barber to eliminate Kentucky from consideration. Brown, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward and fifth-year prep student, was scheduled to unofficially visit Kentucky for Midnight Madness on Friday, and some official visits are in the works.
“Curtis will visit Kentucky unofficially on Saturday with his parents,” said Mt. Olive Prep head coach Derrick Respress. “We also expect to see Curtis potentially make three to four visits early. Some schools have turned up the heat. He has no official visits set up. However, Kentucky and Illinois have informed me that they wish to have him come in for an official visit.”
According to Respress, Brown, who has already unofficially visited Georgia, will make a decision this weekend about whether he will sign early or wait until the spring.
“If he chooses to sign early, I would consider his early favorites to be Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, and Purdue. That, of course, is my opinion based upon what he has said. His parents are very active in his life, and they will make some decisions this weekend.”
Formerly from Beach High School in Savannah, Ga., Brown is a long, lean athlete who specializes in rebounding and blocking shots. During the past year, he has also developed a face up game, which has caught the attention of many high majors.