NBPA Spotlight: Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown has asserted himself as one of the best players in the 2015 class with a very strong spring. Now he is showing his skills at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

This past weekend at the Nike Elite 100, Jaylen Brown was one of the best players in attendance. Now at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Brown is trying to prove his worth against players in the 2014 class. The class of 2015 wing has been excellent all spring long, and feels he is ready for this challenge.

"I am just trying to carry over from Elite 100," said Brown. "I feel that I played pretty well there and I am just trying to do it again here against older guys. So far it has been a great experience."

At around 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Brown has the versatility to play all over the court, and he has been working specifically on being more of a perimeter player.

"I have been working on transitioning to a guard," said Brown. "I have played some power forward during high school ball and on the AAU circuit, but with my height and my athleticism I know I will play guard in college. I have been working on my handle and my jump shot."

Recruiting wise it is no surprise that Brown has a ton of interest coming his way with a few schools really making him a priority.

"I have been hearing a lot from everybody," Brown explained. "Pac 12, Big East, SEC, ACC, just all around. The schools I have been hearing from the most the local schools like Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Florida State."

Florida is a school that has put a premium on recruiting the state of Georgia, and Brown says he is very interested to see the school.

"Florida is a good school," said Brown. "I like Billy Donovan and how he runs things over there. I want to get down there and take a visit. Daniel (Giddens), my workout partner, already had a chance to see it, but I didn't have a chance. I just want to get down there and see everything."

Likewise the two Georgia schools have been a constant presence at his games both during the high school year and in April on the AAU circuit.

"Georgia was one of the first schools to start recruiting me and they were there when nobody else was and they will always be in my eye," explained Brown. "I like talking to the coaches from Georgia."

About Georgia Tech, he said, "Coach (Brian) Gregory started recruiting me in eighth grade. I was skinny, I didn't have a jump shot, and I couldn't handle the ball, and he was still recruiting me. He is a great coach and they have been very loyal recruiting me."

For now Brown is taking things slow, but he does have an idea of what he is looking for in a school.

"I am looking for a place where I can fit in on and off the court," said Brown. "I just want to find a place that can help me get to the next level."


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