Las Vegas Centennial point guard Troy Brown is one of the top prospects in the class of 2017 and arguably the top guard. His explosiveness in transition and 6-foot-5 frame allow him to be a dominant force on both ends of the floor.
Brown’s recruitment is wide open, and the young prospect is solely focused on improving his game.
“I am blessed to have the offers that I do,” Brown said. “It’s great to know my hard work is paying off, but the job isn’t done. My goal is to improve everyday and I know if I do that, the offers will come.
“I have awhile before I sit down with my parents and discuss picking a school, so I’m looking to show coaches that I improve every time they see me.”
Among the elite schools recruiting Brown is Arizona.
“Arizona and Nevada are so close, so I hear from Arizona’s staff a lot,” Brown said. “Coach Stoudamire comes to a lot of my practices and comes down to see me often.
“Arizona is a great program overall, and they have one of the best coaching staffs in the nation and that’s really important for me. They also have done a good job of recruiting great players and sending them to the next level.”
The 185-pound guard has made an effort to familiarize himself with Arizona’s program and the type of players coach Miller brings in every year.
“I more familiar with their system now,” he said. “They show me a lot of their tapes and where I could fit into their system.
“My good friend Ray Smith committed to Arizona, so I’ve looked at them a lot more. I can tell they have a solid program and they’re all about business and playing great basketball.”
Brown added that he is not the traditional point guard that T.J. McConnell is, but he could see himself fitting in with Miller’s style quite nicely.
“Miller is a great coach,” Brown said. “He understands how to develop players, so I could see myself doing well under him and growing as a player.”
The Las Vegas native stressed that he is in no rush to make a decision. In fact, Brown has no visits dates in mind.
“I’m nowhere near a final decision,” Brown said “I want to continue to grow and see what other opportunities arise.“My dad and I are going to sit down and discuss some potential unofficial visits soon, but we don’t have any dates set.”