6-5 point guard Troy Brown is one of the top players in the class of 2017. PGU talked to Brown at the Stephen Curry SC30 camp, featuring the best high school point guard talent in the country.
“We have a lot of drills, it’s a great learning experience,” Brown said of the camp. “We’re doing a lot of stuff with Steph and his dad, they’re teaching us a lot of moves, and how to be successful at higher levels.”
Known as a cerebral player, Brown was trying to soak in as much instruction as possible from the NBA All-Star and his father Dell.
“They’re teaching us a lot of stuff, Dell and Steph are some of the best shooters ever so they’re teaching us a lot of stuff we can use in game situations,” Brown said. “And from a point guard perspective it’s good to know all these things that give you a high basketball IQ.”
Though the focus was on basketball, Brown had a chance to develop some friendships off the court.
“I met Terrance Ferguson, Seventh Woods, they’re great players and I like to be around them, they’re fun people,” he said.
Brown was quick to point out the two areas he is working on the most right now.
“My left hand and my jump shot,” he said.
Brown said he has offers from UNLV, USC, and Arizona.
When choosing a college, Brown said there will be a heavy focus on academics.
“Academics and the culture of the school,” Brown said. “Academics is big in my family, my Dad doesn’t do C’s, my GPA has to be higher than a 3.7 to play basketball. And the culture of the school, having a great background and tradition of great players that have been there is important to me too.”
Brown has also given a lot of thought to what he might do after his basketball career.
“For sure I’ve thought about it, my Dad and I have backup plans that we’ve talked about because you never know what might happen in the future. I’ve wanted to be a broadcaster and major in broadcasting and communications, or I’ve also thought about business and sports marketing, like working for Under Armor or something like that,” he said.