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Friday / July 12.
  • Jaylen Brown Takes Over No. 1 Spot in New Scout Rankings; Briscoe Ranked No. 15

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    LR- Jaylen Brown - Adidas Gauntlet Indy (Day 1)After a terrific July on the recruiting circuit, Jaylen Brown of Marietta (GA) Wheeler has taken over the No. 1 spot in the Scout Top 100 rankings from Diamond Stone.

    ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla told SNY.tv that the 6-foot-7 Brown would have been a Top 15 pick in this year’s NBA Draft based on potential alone had he been eligible to enter.

    Brown, who went for 22 points and 14 rebounds Thursday in a win at the Nike Global Challenge, recently visited UCLA and will trip to Kansas Oct. 10 for “Late Night in the Phog” and also plans to visit Kentucky. Georgia is also among those involved in his recruitment.

    Ben Simmons, a 6-9 LSU commit who dominated play at the Peach Jam last month, is ranked No. 2.

    Skal Labissiere, a 6-11 power forward who recently cut his list to include Kentucky, Memphis, Baylor, Georgetown, North Carolina and Tennessee, is No. 3.

    The 6-10 Stone, the previous No. 1 who is currently playing with the USA U17 team at the World Championships in Dubai, is No. 4.

    Ivan Rabb, a 6-10 power forward who is being courted by Arizona, UCLA, Duke, North Carolina and Kansas, among others, is No. 5.

    As Ben Roberts of Next Cats pointed out, Kentucky has offered all eight uncommitted players in the Top 10: Brown, Labissiere, Stone, Rabb, No. 6 Henry Ellenson, No. 7 Cheick Diallo, No. 8 Caleb Swanigan and No. 10 Malik Newman. No. 9 Chase Jeter has committed to Duke.

    Isaiah Briscoe, the 6-3 point guard out of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic who is considering Arizona, St. John’s and Rutgers among others, is ranked No. 15.

    As Evan Daniels pointed out, Syracuse has four commits in the Top 100 in No. 27 Malachi Richardson, No. 67 Moustapha Diagne, No. 69 Franklin Howard and No. 76 Tyler Lydon.

    Arizona has three of the top 20 players ranked in No. 12 Ray Smith, No. 13 Allonzo Trier and No. 17 Justin Simon.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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