Brown one of best in 2017
One of the top prospects in the 2017 class is 7-foot-1, 270-pound Miami (Fla.) Beach center Zach Brown. Scout.com recently watched Brown at the Next Level Baller event and provided the following evaluation: It didn't take long into one viewing to realize what kind of prospect Brown is. He's 7-feet with extremely long arms, still very physically immature and growing into his body but more than mobile at the same time, has elite level hands, soft touch, blocks shots, rebounds, plays hard and even scored on a drop step and left-handed hook shot. He's without question an elite level prospect. Brown's enjoying the opportunity to step on the court and improve. "I just go out there and post up," Brown said. "I'm focused on my game I just want to keep working and improving over the year." Michael Lipman, Director of Nike South Beach All-Stars, is also Brown's legal guardian and speaks highly of the up and coming center. "He's a great Blindside story," Lipman said. "He's been with me since his sixth grade year. He works hard. He's up at 5:30am every morning to do MMA training and does yoga late at night. He's always in the gym." It's clear that Brown is still growing into his body and the non-basketball training has helped him with those adjustments. "He's still adjusting to the changes in his body which is why he does the MMA training and yoga," said Lipman. "He's really stayed away from the weights." Recruiting isn't something that Lipman and Brown discuss publicly right now as all focus is on the rising sophomore's development. "I keep the circus away; he's only a freshman in high school," said Lipman. "He just needs to work hard in the classroom and off the court." Brown's talent is obvious and he has very high goals. "His goal is to keep working hard and to become a lottery pick," said Lipman.
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