Brown continues to improve

Five-star Jaylen Brown keeps trying to add to his game, and college coaches are taking note.

As the nation's No. 9 prospect in the class of 2015, Jaylen Brown is clearly an elite talent. However the Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler standout has continued to improve as a junior, and is having an excellent go of things early on in the season.

"I think I am started to catch my rhythm now, and as a team everybody is playing and everybody is healthy for the first time," said Brown. "We are trying to win some games here and get a state championship."

In an overtime win over Dallas (Tex) Prime Prep, Brown finished with 21 points and eight rebounds, and felt that he showed new parts of his game, including his outside jumper.

"I just wanted to be aggressive," said Brown. "I think my teammates were setting me up in the right situations to get me the ball and I was able to deliver."

He continued, "My jumper is all I have really been working on. I want to be able to drive to the rim or beat defenses from three, so I have been working on my overall game."

Recruiting wise numerous schools are making the trip to the Peach State to check in on his progress.

"I have seen Ohio State come down and I talk to them on a weekly basis, Maryland has come down, Oklahoma State, and then of course the local schools like Georgia and Georgia Tech have been in to see me," noted Brown.

The Buckeyes have gained some momentum with Brown recently, and he says he is building a good relationship with that coaching staff.

"My interest in them is very high," said Brown of Ohio State. "I love the coaching staff at Ohio State, especially Coach (Dave) Dickerson and Coach (Thad) Matta. I talk to them on a weekly basis."

Also things have been steady with Maryland, and one Wheeler product is already excelling at the future Big Ten school.

"I follow up with former Wheeler player Chuck Mitchell a lot, and I talk to Coach Bino (Ranson) and Coach (Mark) Turgeon a lot," said Brown of the Terps. "Coach Turgeon came down and talked with me and my mom before the season started, and we have a good relationship."

One school that Brown is very familiar with is Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets campus is only about 20 minutes from his high school, and Brown's family would like him close to home.

"It might impact my decision in the long run," said Brown of staying close to home. "I am not sure right now, but staying close to home definitely could be a good option. I know my mom doesn't want me to go too far."

For now Brown is focused on the season, but college coaches are definitely making him a priority.


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