"I just thought it was the best fit for me," Brown said. "They needed that one wing. Since they recruited me they needed that one wing to put the ball in the basket and attack. They recruited me really hard. They came to see me once a week. I’m surrounded by good people, like John Collins and Bryant Crawford. They showed me a lot of love and said they really wanted me."
Brown took his official visit to Wake Forest this weekend on Sunday and gave Danny Manning a pledge before leaving campus.
Brown picked Wake Forest over Kansas, Maryland and Florida. He also took an official visit to Kansas.
The Wake Forest staff prioritized Brown early and the relationship they built ultimately was a major factor in his decision to commit.
"It means a lot," he said. "It means they really wanted me. They’ve been recruiting me and offered me early in my 11th grade year. They just stayed on me and came to my games. They told me that it was stressful, but that it would be the right deicison and the right fit. I know it was kind of hard for them, because all of them went to Kansas and I was down to Wake Forest and Kansas."
"I really like coach [Randolph] Childress also," he added. "I believe he’s going to get me better as a guard. He played in the league and he went to Wake Forest. I think he’s going to get me better as a guard. That’s what I need. He’s going to be hard on me and get me out of my comfort zone."
A four-star recruit, Brown is regarded as the No. 40 overall recruit and No. 7 shooting guard in the 2017 class.
"I’m going to help them in any way possible," Brown said. "They are starting to get back on the road to being really good. They are telling me that we’ll definitely be a top 25 school. I belive that too. The people are good, the academics are good and everything is nice."
Through 18 games in the Nike EYBL playing with South Beach, Brown averaged 19.9 points and shot the ball 41.5-percent from behind the three-point stripe.
With the addition of Brown, Wake Forest also holds a pledge from three-star combo forward Melo Eggleston. The two make up Wake Forest's currently 2017 recruiting class.