Does this mean good news on the Jaylen Brown front?
Former VCU signee Kenny Williams tells me he is no longer considering Michigan.— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) April 30, 2015
Former VCU signee Kenny Williams tells ESPN he is down to Virginia and North Carolina.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 30, 2015
Looks like Kenny Williams has set his visit date set for Michigan as May 18th. May 20th is the last day of the late signing period, so Jaylen Brown will almost assuredly have decided by then.
Williams is down to Florida, UVa, UNC, and Michigan. I'm not sure if the impending departure of Billy Donovan will impact his decision much, since Williams probably has UVa and UNC ranked higher.
Some good Wednesday morning reading.
"Talking to Coach Beilein, he's like an offensive genius," Brown told Scout. "The way he gets these guys that aren't really ranked high to be lottery picks in the draft is amazing. It's definitely something that drew my attention."
Austin Davis has been bumped up to a 4*, #10 center and #82 overall by 247. The other services have not yet acted so his composite is lower. Coach Beilein way ahead of the curve as always.
So as to not let the board go devoid of hypothetical, fan-girl caterwauling for too long, here is the latest on Jaylen Brown:
Last 19 picks (!!!) have been to Michigan now, and we sit at 50% on his Crystal Ball (Kentucky is next at 26%). Of the latest picks, of note are:
Jerry Meyer, 247 Director of Basketball Scouting
Jason Marcum, Kentucky Sports Connection
Randy Newman, Big Blue Express
Ross Martin, UNC Insider
Chad Lykins and Chris Bunn, Blue Devil Lair
Also interesting is Kentucky offering a new combo forward yesterday. Shaun Kirk is a 6'7 3* SF from NC and is committed to NC State. In a trend possibly related to Jaylen's crystal ball, the last 5 picks for Kirk have him going to Kentucky. Is Kentucky scrambling for a last second option to fill the space they had saved for Brown? Does Brown not care that Coach Cal knows Drake?!? I'm sure we'll find out soon.
Edit: Instant update. PF Cheick Diallo just committed to Kansas (who is already thought to be out of the Brown sweepstakes anyways) and the UK recruiting writer for the Lexington Herald also says all signs point to Brown to Michigan.