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Javonte Brown-Ferguson down to three schools, will announce Wednesday
By ADAM ZAGORIAJavonte Brown-Ferguson is down to three schools and will announce at 8 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 13, he told ZAGSBLOG.
The 7-foot, 240-pound 16-year-old big man from Thornlea Secondary School in Ontario and the Under Armour Canada Elite AAU program has closed his recruitment following his recent official visit to UConn for their “First Night” festivities and is now considering the Huskies along with Kansas and Texas A&M. He has taken official visits to all three schools.
“I’m committing on the 13th,” he said.
Brown-Ferguson is currently in the Class of 2021 but is expected to reclassify to 2020 and enroll in college next season.
As for the UConn visit, he said it went very well.
“The UConn visit was great,” he said. “The whole vibe was different over there. You could tell the vibe is different. Those guys are ready to win. I could tell they had a couple bad years before but all those guys are ready to win and they’re ready for a big upcoming.”
UConn has already landed wing Andre Jackson from Albany Academy and needs a big man to cement their class and position them to be a Top-25 team upon their re-entry to the Big East in 2020. On the day Jackson committed to UConn, Dan Hurley and his staff went four deep for Brown-Ferguson in Canada.
“Yeah, they’re really emphasizing that, all the players and the coaches,” he said of UConn’s need for a big man.
Of re-joining the Big East, he said, “The Garden is close to home, it’s close to Canada, so my parents could come and watch. They brought that up several times.”
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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.
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