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Michigan Basketball: Elite 2015 forward Jaylen Brown commits to Cal over U-M, UK and UNC

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The nation's second overall prospect for the 2015 class finally made his long-awaited announcement on Friday evening.

The wait is over and the last elite player in the 2015 class is off the board.

Five-star forward Jaylen Brown (Marietta, Georgia), the nation's second-ranked player, announced on Friday night that he has committed to California over Michigan, Kentucky and North Carolina, according to Evan Daniels from Scout.

Many believed that Michigan was gaining momentum in his recruitment throughout the last week or so. The Wolverines announced earlier this week that sophomore guard Austin Hatch would be moving to a medical scholarship, opening up a roster spot for 2015-16. This freed up the staff to pursue options like Brown or four-star guard Kenny Williams.

Soon after, Brown cut Georgia, Georgia Tech and UCLA from his list, giving him a top five of Michigan, Kentucky, California, Kansas and North Carolina. The Jayhawks were cut last night.

Williams announced his final two schools were Virginia and North Carolina, leaving Brown as the lone remaining target for the Wolverines.

With Brown's commitment to California, it appears as if Michigan is done on the recruiting trail this year.