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Kendall Brown, 5-star ex-East Ridge standout, chooses Baylor

Brown now plays at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas.
Kendall Brown

Another 5-star high school basketball recruit from Minnesota is going elsewhere, as Kendall Brown announced Monday that he's headed to Baylor. 

Brown, a 6-foot-7 forward from St. Paul who played at East Ridge High School before transferring last season to Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, picked Baylor over Minnesota, Kansas, Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Marquette, Arkansas and Virginia. 

Brown is rated at the 14th-best recruit in the country in the Class of 2021, according to 247Sports, which offers this scouting report on his talents: 

"Extremely athletic with good length for a wing. Very quick getting off the floor. A finesse slasher type player. Has ability to finish tough shots. Not a long range shooter at this point. Handles and passes well. Serves as secondary ball handler. Disruptive and versatile defender. Improving shooting range is key to his development."

Brown follows in the footsteps of Freddie Gillespie, who shined at Baylor this past season after graduating from East Ridge High School who walked on at Baylor after starring at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. 

Brown will undoubtedly eventually team up at Baylor with Dain Dainja, a 4-star recruit who graduated from Park Center High School in the Twin Cities this spring. 

The 2021 graduating class also features 5-star Chet Holmgren, the No. 1-ranked player in the class who stars at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. Holmgren has not announced his college decision.

The Gophers' 2021 recruiting class currently includes one player: 4-star forward Treyton Thompson, who attended Alexandria High School in west-central Minnesota before transferring to a prep school in Indiana. He's the 87th-best recruit in the Class of 2021, per 247. 

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