Kendall Brown
Gregory Payton / Associated Press

The Baylor Bears have just landed another top recruit; five-star small forward Kendall Brown. Brown, who played at the Sunrise Christian Academy, is the sixteenth ranked prospect in the ESPN top 100 rankings for the class of 2021. He chose Baylor over Kansas, Vanderbilt, Ohio State, Marquette, and other schools.

Kendall Brown is the third major signing Baylor has acquired this season, following his USA camp teammate Langston Love and Jeremy Sochan, a forward from Indiana. Coach Scott Drew is having a huge recruiting season, all thanks to his team’s 26-4 performance last season. About Coach Drew and Baylor’s program, Kendall Brown said:

“Coach Drew has lots of energy and he is a player’s coach. My versatility and their style of play on offense fits me. I believe he will help me get to the next level. They have had a lot of success with big athletic forwards such as Taurean Prince.”


Brown should immediately step in and contribute for Drew’s Bears. He is a talented 6’8″ forward who excels at putting the ball on the floor and finishing strong in the paint. He is also incredibly athletic and can make a living finishing above the rim at the next level. On the defensive end, Brown uses his length to fulfill a very versatile role. He can defend the low post as well as a three or four on the perimeter. There is a lot to like about Kendall Brown as a prospect, and he can become Baylor’s first one-and-done star in many seasons.

Along with other top recruits Love and Sochan, Brown can elevate Baylor’s play even more. Even though the Bears will be losing Freddie Gillespie and maybe Jared Butler to the NBA, they still have the talent and depth to be a top 5 team in the NCAA throughout the next few seasons. Thanks to Scott Drew, the Baylor basketball program is on the rise. Kendall Brown could be the next star prospect to play for the Bears.