Vincent Edward Mendoza
Las Vegas point guard Troy Brown Jr, a 2017 five-star, top 10 talent, is a load to deal with on the court.
Since the recruiting period opened up the Arizona coaching staff has made it apparent he is well on their radar and will be in heavy pursuit of one of the top players in the nation. PGU caught up with Brown to chat about his game and his upcoming plans.
“I can attack the basket, drive and create for others. I’m a pretty good shooter and I am able to finish through contact and finish strong around the rim,” he told PGU.
“I would say that a strength of mine on offense is my ability to penetrate and kick to my teammates,” he added. With the size that Brown possesses he has the vision to see over defenders, especially at this level of competition and utilizes this tool to his advantage and that is another reason he is such a prized recruit.
“I can play the one and the two but mostly been playing the one,” he said.
At 6-6 you can see why he’s such a threat at that position with the ball in his hands.
Brown doesn’t only excel on the offensive end but has the tools to be a defensive stopper as well.
“I can guard positions one through three. My game is always developing and I’m not even close to my peak in my opinion,” he said.
After receiving an offer from Arizona during the summer, PGU followed up with Brown to ask how his relationship with Arizona has progressed as the coaching staff recently visited his high school to watch him practice.
“I talk to everyone,” he said. “Mostly Phelps, Coach Book and Coach Miller, of course. I talk to them a lot and they tell me that I fit their program as a 1-3, and that they run up tempo basketball and that I would love it.”
Brown tells PGU that he plans on taking a trip Tucson to visit the campus but in the mean time keeps in touch with a couple players on the team in newcomers Justin Simon and Ray Smith, so he has a pulse of what is going on with the basketball team.