Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jaylen Brown and Patrick Hamilton

According to the recent AJC article, UGA is still in the running for Jaylen Brown's commitment.

Appreciated the AJC article for two reasons.  Of course because of the Jaylen Brown update.  But also for contacting and getting the opinion of Patrick Hamilton, assistant coach at Wheeler.

Although I try to keep up with a lot of the players from former years, I didn't have any articles on the Blog about Hamilton.  As the AJC reports, Hamilton was a four-year letterman for the Dawgs, and captain of the team in 1989.  He averaged 12.7 points his senior year.

It's good to know that Brown has a person of the quality of Coach Hamilton helping to get him through the recruiting process.  Coach Hamilton is not overbearing with his desire that Brown attend UGA.  I would love to see Brown come to Georgia, but there's a good way to do things, and I think that Coach Hamilton is trying hard to strike the right balance.

We'll see.  I'm not optimistic at this point.  However, Brown may just decide that he's not ready to be out on his own just yet.  It may be good for him to spend a year at Georgia and join the kinds of athletes like Marcus Thornton, who proudly wore the G.