For a 5-star prospect, NCAA basketball recruiting is about being courted by the coaches of multiple elite programs. One of the keys to the decision facing those high school standouts is figuring out which team offers the best on-court opportunity for their own individual talents.
Speedy forward Jaylen Brown, for example, needs an uptempo environment to maximize his offensive contributions. He could put up transition points in bunches at UCLA, where the style of the wide-open Pac-12 would suit him perfectly.
Read on for more on why Brown and the Bruins would go together well, along with optimal landing spots for the rest of ESPN’s 5-stars who haven’t chosen a school yet. Note that in each case, the hypothetical school is selected from among those programs that have offered a given player a scholarship.