AUSTIN, Texas -- J'Covan Brown doesn’t know what the future holds.
The Texas guard just knows he has a decision to make -- stay or go. That decision, the junior said, has not yet been made.
“I’d like to let our fans know that I have not made any decision on my basketball future,” the junior said in a statement released by the university. “The main thing I’ve been focused on after the season ended has been getting caught up with my academics.
“Just so everyone knows what I’m doing, I’m heading home for the weekend to spend some time with my family and talk with them. Then I’ll talk with our coaching staff here at Texas when I get back. I also plan to get some info from the NBA on where I might be picked, if I decide to enter the draft. When my decision is made, I’ll let everyone know.”
Brown, the leading scorer in Big 12 last season, is not seen as a top prospect by ESPN’s Chad Ford. In fact, Ford predicts that if Brown leaves he will not be drafted and ranks him as the 77th best prospect available.
On the flip side, Brown has been at Texas four years and it is assumed that his stock may not increase in another season with the Longhorns. He has a 1-year-old daughter and has said that family considerations will play into his decision.
Brown has until April 10 to declare that he is forgoing his last year of eligibility. If he does leave, Texas will have only freshmen and sophomores on the roster next season unless it signs a junior college player.