Brown on verge of visits

Look for four-star wing Sterling Brown to begin visiting several schools.

Four star wing Sterling Brown got the invitation to the NBPA Top 100 Camp on his own merits. The Maywood (Ill) Proviso East standout has a brother playing in the NBA right now, but his strong spring cemented his status at the event and showed why so many high-major schools are working to get him to visit their campus.

At 6-foot-4 with an advanced skill level, an excellent feel for the game, and solid athleticism, Brown is someone who has been racking up offers and interest all spring and summer. He credits that to his improved play.

"I just try to play with more intensity and be more consistent in how I play," said Brown. "I know I have a lot of things to work on like ball handling and shooting, but I think I have improved."

Recruiting wise some schools have really been picking up the interest in him recently.

"I have been talking to Georgia Tech, Louisville, USC, Minnesota, DePaul, Northwestern, and schools like that," said Brown.

Current Georgia Tech Head Coach Brian Gregory already has a strong relationship with the Brown family.

"I have a real big interest in them," said Brown of Georgia Tech. "I like the program and the coaching staff. The head coach, Brian Gregory, recruited my brother to Michigan State. My family has a good relationship with them and that is very important."

Also the Minnesota Golden Gophers have made sure to stay in close contact with Brown.

"Coach (Tubby) Smith is a good coach," Brown said of Minnesota. "They have put people in the league from my position. I know Coach Smith can make me better, so I am definitely going to consider them."

Those are some of the schools calling, and Brown hopes to make visits to several other places coming up.

"I am planning to take visits to Oregon State, Providence, Xavier, Illinois, Illinois State, and Louisville," noted Brown.

For now there is no timeline for a decision. However the No. 82 prospect in the country does know what he will be looking for on his visits.

"I will look to see how I fit in with the coaches and also check out the facilities," said Brown.

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