TROY BROWN Jr.
#12 RANKED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2017)
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 210 POUNDS
POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD/POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL IN NEVADA
CHOSE OREGON OVER: OHIO STATE, ALABAMA, KANSAS, GEORGETOWN, AMONG OTHERS
PLAYER SUMMARY: Over the last few seasons, Oregon head coach Dana Altman has recruited at a very high level. Altman seems to recruit very good athletes who can play multiple positions, which enhances their value to the team. It has led to great team success. The Oregon fans are going to really like a player that will be suiting up for them next season.
Troy Brown fits the mold of player that Altman has been recruiting as he has shown the ability to play 3 positions (PG,SG,SF). We believe the 5-star recruit will be playing both SG/PG when he lands in Eugene next fall. The 6’6″ Brown is trying to convert himself into a point guard this season. Whether or not the conversion to PG is a success, we believe he has the talent to make an immediate impact for the Ducks as he is a perfect fit for their high up-tempo system.
Brown is an impressive looking player. He has outstanding size for both back-court positions and sports a 6’10 wingspan. While evaluating his game, we were very impressed with his court vision and passing ability. He shows a good feel for the game in a half-court setting, however, he really shines in transition. His decision making, ball-handling, court awareness, and athletic ability really shine through when playing in an uptempo system. This is why we firmly believe he picked the best college he could have as Oregon’s system fits his overall game perfectly.
At 210 pounds, he has the ability to absorb contact and has a college made ready body right now, despite the fact he is only 17-years old. Another positive trait of Brown is that he is a fierce and determined defender. Because of his size and lateral quickness, he has the ability to guard multiple positions, which will make him a valuable player for the Ducks. We have seen him guard 3 positions and do it well. The versatility he shows is unique and not too many players in the class of 2017 show this, which is one reason he is so highly touted.
Brown has some areas where he needs to improve upon. His shooting is inconsistent at this point in time. As we were evaluating his films, he looks to have different release points. He needs to settle on one release point and be consistent with it. His overall mechanics with his jump-shot are going to need work. In our opinion, he must first find a consistent release point before anything else.
While we believe Brown will be a combo guard as a freshmen, will he eventually develop into a bona-fide point guard? Oregon has many interchangeable players and Brown fits into that category. However, he must improve his shooting to be a SG. If he can make the transition into a PG, he has a chance to be a special player.
We really like the upside and potential of Troy Brown. He reminds us of Evan Turner while he was at Ohio State. Turner wasn’t a great shooter, however, he played 3 positions and did everything else very well. If Troy Brown can ever produce like Turner did in college, Dana Altman will be a very happy coach and Troy Brown will be playing at the next level.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF TROY BROWN Jr.
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