Christian Brown has been considered a five-star prospect in the 2019 class since the first time Rivals.com released rankings for the class. It takes about a nanosecond to figure out why when watching him play. The 6-foot-6 small forward is an elite athlete with a more than adequate skillset for his position. When at his best, he’s relentlessly attacking the rim, whether in transition or half-court, and is hard to stop doing so.
So far this season, he’s averaging 24.6 points and 8 rebounds per game for Lower Richland (Columbia, S.C.). He had a strong showing at the Tournament of Champions in Atlanta before suffering a concussion after the game when a ball flying off the court hit him directly in the head, and has missed every game since.
Georgia, FSU, UNLV, Florida, Missouri, Ohio State and Virginia Tech are among the schools coming at him the hardest right now. Georgia hosted him on a visit last weekend, and UNLV had him in town for a visit not too long ago as well.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Brown recapped his recent visits and talked about his interest in the Florida schools.
Georgia: “I liked it a lot. It wasn’t my first time there, so I already knew what to expect mostly. I like the coaches and the players. Ashton (Hagans, a five-star 2019 commit) being there for my visit and going there is cool. It helps them a good bit with me, since we’ve been playing together since eighth grade. It’s a good program.”
UNLV: “I like UNLV. The whole Las Vegas thing is great. The coaches there are really tight with the players and really cool. It was just a good experience out there. It was my first time out West. I like the campus.”
Florida State: “I heard FSU was a place that produces wings like myself. I talked to Dwayne Bacon not too long ago about them, and he had good things to say. I need to get down there for a visit soon and see everything.”
Georgia and UNLV getting the five-star prospect on campus is a big step for the two programs. For Georgia, landing a commitment from his longtime travel ball teammate Ashton Hagans can’t be overstated. The two are very good friends and have great chemistry playing together. UNLV intrigued because of the relationship he developed with the players and coaches, and he likes the idea of playing in Las Vegas.
Brown also admitted a decision might not be terribly far away. He wants to take more visits before deciding and said he’ll need to get his mother’s blessing before committing to a school.