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Four-star junior Avery Brown talks recruitment, new suitors

February 9, 2021

Last summer was full of breakouts. One who could compete for a breakout of the summer in the 2022 class? Avery Brown. The 6-foot-4 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.

This year, he will find himself in an expanded role. He has had an excellent off-season and has matured both on and off the floor. In team scrimmages, Brown has meshed with his teammates perfectly. With the emergence of Rowan Brumbaugh, the two could form one of the most dominant guard pairings in the NEPSAC.

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 last year and his development this summer, Brown has landed several high-major offers and is watching his recruitment grow really fast.

He has grown to 6-foot-4 this summer and has really worked in the weight room and is in good physical shape. On top of that, Brown has already asserted himself as a high-IQ, unselfish guard prospect that can score the ball extremely well. Pretty much, I’d define him as an all-around skill guard with major upside.

As for his recruitment, several schools have been in the mix for quite some time and others are now just entering the mix. I believe that Brown is a Power-Five starter, easily a high-major prospect (obviously), and is also an excellent student. So, pretty much, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to Avery Brown.

Brown talked about his recruitment with He discusses which programs are heavily involved, broke down several programs, and lists two new schools that he will zoom with this week.

Which programs are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, Georgia, Xavier, and Northwestern.”

Xavier is a newer school in the mix, what do you know about them?

“Xavier has yet to offer but we are in the works of scheduling a zoom. Their program has a great combination of big-time basketball and academics. I am looking forward to getting to know Coach Steele and the staff.”

How about Northwestern? What intrigues you about them?

“Northwestern hasn’t offered yet either, but, their staff says they are going to be recruiting me at a high level and I am looking forward to that process. They play in a tough conference, the Big 10 conference, and have great academics.”

Wanted to also ask about Indiana, what is Archie Miller’s pitch?

“The Hoosiers' pitch to me is that they see me coming in and making an immediate impact as a freshman while playing at the biggest stage in college basketball. Getting to the NBA is what I’m going to do and Coach [Archie] Miller believes he can get me there. The school also has such a rich history.”

What are your thoughts on the newer schools [Xavier & Northwestern] entering the mix?

“Although these schools have not offered, I am continuing to keep getting better and focusing on my craft. Due to not playing an official game since last March, a lot of coaches have not seen me live but I can’t control that. The only thing I can control is getting better, I hope schools don’t show up too late to the party due to not seeing me play live.”

Have you talked to any guys about a possible college team-up?

“The only player I’ve discussed teaming up with in college is Donovan Clingan. He and I are really close and we both aspire to be successful at the collegiate level.”

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