Brown adding interest

Three-star point guard Jaylon Brown is off to a solid start this year with head coaches making sure to track his progress.

One of the most athletic point guards in the 2013 class is Jaylon Brown of Fishers (Ind.) High School. The 5-foot-9 Brown routinely has lob plays drawn up for him, and is as quick as any player on the defensive end of the floor. Now Brown keeps adding interest with a strong start to his junior season.

"The season has started pretty well," said Brown. "I have been getting my teammates involved. Unfortunately we have lost the last two games, but I have been working hard on my mid-range jump shot and just being more in control."

For Brown, athleticism is always going to be his greatest strength, and it allows him to do things that most point guards can't. Now he is working to completely round out his game as he knows it will be needed when he gets to the college level.

"My athleticism makes it easy to be a point guard," Brown explained. "I can go against taller guards and still make a difference. I am working on my jump shot because it has always been fairly easy for me to get to the rim due to my athleticism, but I know when I get to college going against guys who are 6-foot-11 and stuff I will need to hit from the mid-range and the outside far more often."

When it comes to his recruitment, several schools are very much in the mix and showing serious interest in Brown.

"Butler, Indiana, Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio University, Wichita State, and Evansville are some of the schools that really have been showing me attention," said Brown.

One of the main schools showing him interest is Butler. Already Brad Stevens has been at a Fishers game to see Brown, and Brown is very familiar with the school.

"They have a very big interest in me," said Brown of Butler. "They think I can come in and play point guard. I think it is a nice place to play. I have played open gym with their guys at Hinkle Field House and it is a great venue. Also Coach Stevens is a real good guy and a good coach."

While Brown currently lives in Fishers, he grew up in Southwest Ohio. That is why schools like Dayton and Cincinnati are so appealing to him.

"I am from basically halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton so that is something that will always interest me because I am from the area," Brown explained. "If I went to either Cincinnati or Dayton I know I would be around people I know, so that is a factor if I make that choice."

For now Brown is taking a measured approach in his recruitment. He is focused on seeing which schools show him and his family the most attention and who needs him.

"I just pay attention to what coaches are really interested in me, and which ones call just to see what is up and how I am doing," said Brown. "Also I look for who is coming to my games and who is talking to my parents."

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