Texas men’s basketball lands local star Greg Brown III

Texas men's basketball head coach Shaka Smart has reason to smile after one of the top high school players in the country, Greg Brown III, announced his commitment to play for UT (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Riley Zayas

AUSTIN, Texas — There were just four seconds left on the clock in a game between Southlake (Carroll), Texas and Austin (Vandegrift) in late November 2019. It never should have been close, never should have gone into overtime. With the game tied, Vandegrift head coach Cliff Ellis drew up a play for his star senior forward, Greg Brown III, fully confident Brown would execute this next play to perfection. Brown received the inbounds pass, took a hard step back and hit up a long two from 18 feet out, giving the Vipers a dramatic 52-49 victory.  

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Now six months later, Ellis will be watching his best player seek stardom at the next level, after the 2020 Gatorade Texas Basketball Player of the Year announced his commitment to play for the Texas Longhorns. The No. 1 player in Texas and [habeabk]

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