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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior Avery Brown updates his recruitment

November 25, 2020

This year has been full of breakouts. One who could compete for a breakout of the year in the 2022 class? Avery Brown. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Northfield Mount Hermon, was more of an under-the-radar type of guy this season. He averaged 6.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. 

Brown is seen as a skilled playmaker who can lead an offense and lead his team as well. This past season, he helped lead his team to the NEPSAC Class AAA Championship. With his impressive season on the court and his development this summer, Brown has landed several high-major offers and is watching his recruitment grow really fast.

I’ve talked with several of his coaches and people who are working with him from a developmental standpoint, all have raved about his development and thinks he’s bound for a big season, as do I.

We talked with Brown in September but we wanted to update you months later on his recruitment and his mindset headed into the season.

What schools are heavily involved?

Brown: “Indiana, Mizzou, Ohio State, Kansas State, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Georgia, UConn, Providence.”

Who are the newer ones?

Brown: “Xavier, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, and Georgia.”

How is your relationship and thoughts on Indiana?

Brown: “Coaches Archie Miller and Kenya Hunter spend a lot of time communicating with my family and me. They make me their priority and it has been great developing a relationship with the IU staff.”

What about a program like Ohio State?

Brown: “The Ohio State staff and I have been on multiple zooms together and it has been very intriguing to learn about their program and how they operate.”

Nebraska also emerging here recently, thoughts on them?

Brown: "Coach Hoiberg and the Nebraska staff are new to my recruitment scene,  but they offered me and show me a lot of love. The zoom call we had went well and we went over the style of play Coach Hoiberg runs with his team. Being that he played and coach in the NBA, not too many people have the experience he has. They need guards in 2022 and have made me a priority."

Let’s talk more about your season. How has your game improved?

Brown: “The biggest improvement I have made is being able to play consistently at a very high level. One thing my coach told me is ‘if you want to play in front of 15,000 people every night you have to play like you are when nobody is watching’ so every time I touch the floor I challenge myself on every possession.”

What about skill-wise, where has your game developed the most this offseason?

Brown: “One thing I didn’t do as well [last year] was holding my teammates accountable and make sure everyone was competing at the highest level possible, but this year I am more of a leader and I understand how to communicate to my teammates and get through to them. Making your teammates better should be a point guard mission and I am proud to say I accomplish that when I play.”

I know you wanted to work on your shot when we talked earlier this summer, how has that been?

Brown: “Aside from that I think every aspect of my game has developed, most definitely shooting the ball off and on the dribble. I spent a lot of time on my shot this past summer and if you watch a film of me you will see that progress.”

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