Point Guard Impressive at Auburn Camp

Bryce Brown talks about meeting Bruce Pearl and his interest in the Auburn basketball Tigers.

Tucker, Ga.--Bruce Pearl’s first elite basketball prospects camp as Auburn’s head coach attracted a high school senior who has a serious interest in the Tigers.

Bryce Brown, a six-foot-three, 183-pound point guard, was one of the standout performers at the event that attracted around 80 high school players.

Asked about his camp experience, the class of 2015 prospect said, “It was big time. I really enjoyed playing against other top players. I took a lot from meeting Coach Bruce Pearl and some of his staff, and some of the history behind them.

“Of course, everybody knows Bruce Pearl, but I just didn’t know the major things like they went to the NCAA Elite Eight so many times in a row. That was real big to hear. I’m just glad they are recruiting me and that I’m on the top of their list. It would be big if they continue to recruit me and come my way. That would be big for me.”

Brown notes that he has “around 12” scholarship offers and would like to make it a baker’s dozen with another one from the Tigers.

“Oh, yeah, that would definitely be great,” he said. “I had a great conversation with them. They were telling me to keep working and that they love my game, and they didn’t find anybody at the camp that was better than me so it was a great experience meeting him and his staff. I think they should come through (with an offer). It would be a good opportunity.”

So far the offers from have come from programs outside major conferences even though Brown averaged 20 points per game as a junior at Tucker High. He said that his offer list includes Youngstown State, Gardner-Webb, Wofford, Appalachian State, FIU, St. Peter’s, High Point, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, Florida Gulf Coast and Kennesaw State.

At the Auburn camp he showed good range on his jump shot, had a strong day passing the ball and created problems for opponents with his defense.

Asked what he sees as the strength of his game, Brown said, “Creating my own shot and attacking the basket. My main strength is shooting off the dribble and getting defenders off of me. I have a big body and I’m athletic so when everything is hemmed in and I use it to the best of my ability.”

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