Class of 2017 recruit Troy Brown made his college decision on Monday, and not surprisingly, the Las Vegas native passed on UNLV in favor of Oregon:
5-star baller Troy Brown dribbles through his native Las Vegas to make his commitment pic.twitter.com/lDUZVylAP4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2016
UNLV was among Brown’s final eight schools, along with Alabama, Arizona, Cal, Georgetown, Kansas, Ohio State, and Oregon, but the Rebels’ recent coaching change likely put them at a disadvantage with Brown, who has been fielding serious recruiting pitches from schools for more than two years.
Last year, Brown averaged 19 points and six assists per game as a junior at Centennial High School. The 6-foot-6 guard is rated as the No. 8 player in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com.
New coach Marvin Menzies made Brown a priority this summer and did his best to develop a relationship with the highly coveted scorer, but it was simply too late in the process to make up the necessary ground.
UNLV will have at least three open scholarship spots next year, as seniors Uche Ofoegbu, Christian Jones and Tyrell Green are set to graduate. As of now, the Rebels have no commitments from the Class of 2017.