Texas freshman Greg Brown announced on Thursday that he will forgo his college eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.
Brown made his announcement on his Instagram page.
Brown was a huge grab for the Longhorns last offseason, as he was listed as a Top 10 prospect in the country, according to 247Sports. He averaged 26.1 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as a senior. In his one season with the Longhorns, he averaged 9.3 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 42% from the floor.
As for where Brown may end up, NBADraft.net has Brown projected as a late first round pick, while Bleacher Report projected Brown would stay in school. However, Brown may still decide to return to Austin. The deadline for underclassmen to pull their name from the draft is July 19. The NBA Draft is July 29.
Of course, some of this may be driven by the fact that Shaka Smart, who recruited Brown, is no longer the head coach at Texas. Chris Beard came to Austin from Texas Tech and is now leading the program.
Brown saw his playing time diminish as the season progressed, only playing six minutes in each of Texas’ NCAA Tournament games, taking just three shots and combining for three points. Arguably his best game came against Oklahoma State in December when he scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.