Auburn basketball: recruiting Greg Brown

Auburn basketball has been linked to five of 247’s top 10 recruits in 2020. The highest ranked of those recruits is Jalen Green, the second highest ranked (available) recruit is Greg Brown. Brown is a versatile, five star forward and a consensus top 10 recruit. Today we’ll look at how Auburn got in the position it’s in with Brown.

Greg Brown #9 247/ESPN.

Brown is a McDonald’s All American from Austin, Texas. Brown has been hearing from and considering Auburn for a while, and his interest in Auburn seemed to raise considerably following Auburn’s Final Four run.

Brown has visited Auburn multiple times since the Tigers’ trip to the Final Four and has (reportedly) been in contact with Sharife Cooper and other members of Auburn’s 2020 signing class.

While Brown’s commitment date hasn’t been set, we still know his official leaders and some key events from Brown’s recruitment including a possible commitment around March or April.

Listed leaders: Auburn, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina* and Texas

(*it is reported that North Carolina has been swapped for Michigan)

A timeline of Auburn recruiting Brown:

Auburn shows interest (2018):

Brown says Auburn is one of the school’s recruiting him the hardest, which becomes a trend:

Brown includes Auburn in his top 10:

Auburn mentioned as one of Brown’s top four choices:

Bruce Pearl travels to Texas for an in-home visit with Brown:

Auburn watches Brown at an EYBL event:

Brown talks about his visit/relationship with Auburn coaches:

Auburn hosts Brown during Bruce’s Big Week:

Brown seems to enjoy his Auburn visit:

Auburn makes the Final Five for Brown:

Auburn called “dark horse” to land Brown:

Brown sets visit to Auburn during the Iron Bowl:

Auburn visits Brown again:

Sharife Cooper lists Brown and Jalen Green as two of the players he wants to play with at Auburn:

Current Auburn signee Chris Moore and Brown (both Memphis and Auburn targets at the time) tweet to each other about “Hedgehog Fam,” which is Brown’s group.

Brown tweets :eyes emoji: at an Auburn “dream class” tweet that includes him, Jalen Green, Cliff Omoruyi and Sharife Cooper. All three of the recruits that join him in the picture are Auburn priorities, or already committed in Cooper’s case:

Brown visits Auburn for the Iron Bowl and is joined by Auburn signee Justin Powell:

Well embedded moles:

Brown watches Auburn beat Alabama:


Brown on his Auburn visit:

Auburn signee Chris Moore weighs in:

Brown revises his top five:

Auburn watches Brown again:

Brown’s dad talks about Auburn:


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