Recruiting News: Brown Sets Announcement Date; Diallo Cuts List to 6; Focusing on Four (UPDATED)

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BROWN SETS ANNOUNCEMENT DATE

One of the nation’s top prospects, Troy Brown Jr., has set a date to announce his college commitment.

The 6’5 combo guard who is ranked No. 11 by Scout.com, announced via his Twitter that he would be announcing his commitment on November 7th, two days before the National Signing Day.

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With official visits to Oregon, Ohio State, Kansas, Alabama and Georgetown, Brown is also a major target for West Coast programs — UNLV, California and Arizona.

DIALLO CUTS LIST

Putnam Science Academy (CT) five-star prospect, Hamidou Diallo, has cut his list to six remaining schools.

Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, UConn, Kentucky and Syracuse have all made the 6’6 super athletic guard’s list. Diallo — a fifth year senior — have also been in talks of possibly bypassing college and entering the 2017 NBA Draft in June.

Although Diallo have been on multiple visits to UConn and Syracuse unofficially, the New York City native has yet to set any official visits to the schools.

Listed as Scout.com No.10 prospect in the Class of 2017, Diallo has reiterated many times that he does not plan to sign early as he will most likely make a decision in the spring.

LA LUMIERE BOWEN CANCELS UCLA VISIT

Five-star wing Brian Bowen has cancelled his official visit to UCLA, according to multiple reports.

The 6’7 aggressive scorer was leaning towards the UCLA until multiple reports came out that Kris Wilkes, another five-star wing, was almost set to commit to the Los Angeles county school. Bowen took a visit to NC State today instead after visiting Arizona this past weekend.

PRESTON FOCUSED ON FOUR

Top 20 Oak Hill (VA) forward Billy Preston says he is focusing on four schools although he remains open.

Preston told Brett Regan of FloHoops.com, “I’m pretty open but I kind of got a feeling on where it’s between. It’s between four schools — Kansas, Indiana, Syracuse and USC. But I’m still open, so it’s not like I’m closing my recruitment or cutting my list or anything. But that’s just four main schools that are really in mind right now.”

A 6’10 athletic forward with a NBA ready body, Preston has visited all four schools with the latest coming this past weekend at USC. Preston has told Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv, that he will most likely sign late.

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