I would like to thank all the schools that have taken time to recruit me but I will officially cut my list to 8 pic.twitter.com/MNMeuJW4kN— TroyBrownJr (@Troy_Brown33) July 28, 2016
Las Vegas (Nv.) Centennial wing Troy Brown Jr. becomes the latest top quality prospect to include Cal as a final contender in a trimmed-down list of programs.
The first thing I did when I looked into Brown was check out his highlight reel and I expected to see the usual from a top prospect highlight. What I mean by that is a ton of dunks and layups in transition.
Brown's highlight started out along those lines as well, but as the video progressed it displayed a much more well-rounded game. The 6'6, 215 pound small forward's passing and court vision were on full display at the 2:16 mark of the first highlight video. That is a level of passing that you don't typically see in highlight reels.
That pass was not just a one-off either, there are numerous great passes throughout the video. Brown is certainly an impressive prospect.
Here is where he ranks among the major recruiting services:
- ESPN: 4-stars, 28th overall, 5th ranked small forward, 2nd ranked player in Nevada
- Scout: 5-stars, 11th overall, 3rd ranked small forward
- Rivals: 5-stars, 10th overall
- 247sports: 5-stars, 16th overall, 4th ranked small forward, top ranked player in Nevada
Zagsblog recently published an article which featured Brown commenting on each of his final eight schools and what he likes about them. Here is what he had to say about each of them:
What I love about Cal basketball recruiting at the moment is the number of high quality players Cuonzo Martin and the staff are targeting. Hopefully the Bears can hit a home run and add a 5-star to an already good 2017 class.