Brown Commits to CMU

Power forward Tyler Brown of Eau Claire (Wisc.) North High School verbally committed to Central Michigan University last night, becoming the first member of the Chippewas' 2009 recruiting class.

Power forward Tyler Brown of Eau Claire (Wisc.) North High School had received nine Division I college scholarship offers.

In the end, he said it came down to Central Michigan and Boston University. Last night, he made the call and committed to the Chippewas.

"I liked everything about both of them," Brown said. "I look at Mount Pleasant (Mich.) like Eau Claire. The most important thing to me is I wanted to feel comfortable with the coaches and players."

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Brown became a priority recruit for CMU after watching him play at an AAU event this summer in Indianapolis.

Brown's offer sheet included instate Horizon League rivals Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Green Bay and Air Force of the Mountain West Conference, but in the end it came down to CMU and BU, where he took official visits the past two weekends.

"The CMU coaches (head coach Ernie Zeigler and assistant Darren Kohne) told me I'm the type of player they're looking for in the CMU porgram," Brown said. "Hopefully, I can contribute as a true freshman, but if they want me to redshirt, I'm fine with that too."

Brown becomes the first member of CMU's 2009 recruiitng class. The Chippewas still have two scholarships remaining. Among the prospects CMU is recruitng are small forward Ben Simons of Cadillac (Mich.) High School and forward Holden Greiner of Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis High School. Greiner has scheduled an official visit to CMU for next weekend (Sept. 26-28).


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