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NCAA Basketball: Analyzing 7 reported contenders for 5-star PG Mikel Brown

5-star NCAA Basketball prospect Mikel Brown could be coming to a decision soon. Which teams are reportedly in the mix to land him?

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

First-year HC Damon Stoudamire has made it a point to recruit in his backyard, including at Overtime Elite. He already got one of them from there, landing top-40 class of 2024 guard, Jaeden Mustaf. The team will lose senior guard Kyle Strudivant but tends to play lots of guards so there’s a path for Brown to get immediate minutes, though what happens with standout freshman Naithan George is important to note since he’s become the starting ball-handler.

Florida State Seminoles

The team has played better lately but the status of Coach Leonard Hamilton will be something to consider if the team doesn’t get back into the postseason mix. But there’s a clear need for his services, as FSU doesn’t have a guard that’s averaging more than 2.5 apg in an offense that’s lacking a true ball-handler. This option may be better for a 2025 guard commit if Jalen Warley and Primo Spears don’t leave, however.

Indiana Hoosiers

After missing out on five-star PG target Boogie Fland to Kentucky, Indiana will be in desperate need of a point guard to replace Xavier Johnson. Brown isn’t the same size as Jalen Hood-Schifino but he’s a good example of Coach Mike Woodson being willing to let a freshman guard run an offense. It’s an option that’ll give him plenty of playing time, even if the team adds a veteran guard in the offseason for depth purposes.