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Jabari Brown, Guard From Oakland High, Commits To Oregon

Brown picked the Ducks over Washington, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and UConn. Reggie Rankin of ESPN Recruiting with the story.

"Coach Altman and staff did a great job recruiting me and making me feel comfortable," said Brown. "Plus, the new facilites are incredible."

Not only is the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder one of the best shooters in the 2011 class, but he runs the floor well and can finish in traffic on the break. Brown also has a solid mid-range game, especially with one- and two-dribble pull-ups. He has the shot-making ability of Kyle Korver, who thrived in Altman's offense at Creighton, so we expect big things from Brown at Oregon. Defensively, he can guard all three perimeter positions, is a good defensive rebounder and will be a good fit on Altman's multiple pressing defenses.

Brown is considered one of the top recruits on the West Coast and perhaps the best in Bay Area hoops this season. He's ranked 22nd overall in the 2011 Rivals 150 and 5th at the shooting guard position.

Here's an excellent feature about Brown from East Bay Express, which details his tumultuous journey through amateur hoops, including his time with his AAU team, the elite Drew Gooden Soldiers.

And of course, his video.

Jabari Brown Junior Season Mixtape... Back to the Town... (via Yayareasfinest2006)

Jabari Brown Summer Mixtape... Best Player on the West Coast (via Yayareasfinest2006)


PremierBall.com Presents Jabari Brown (via premierball1)

There's plenty more you can find on Jabari online, and I'm sure you'll see more of him in the near future.