Troy Brown

Breaking down Top 15 2017 Oregon commit Troy Brown

Troy Brown is off the board to Oregon, giving the Ducks Scout's 11th ranked 2017 prospect. Scout breaks down the five-star versatile talent's game.

Oregon's basketball program picked up some huge news on Monday.

Troy Brown, Scout's 11th ranked prospect in the 2017 class, announced his commitment to the Ducks.

Given the fact that Dana Altman thrives with versatile players, it's a perfect match for Oregon's head coach and Brown, a five-star prospect who can play at least three positions.

What kind of player is Oregon getting in Brown?

One of the most versatile talents nationally regardless of class. Brown would be a high major prospect if he were slotted at the one, two, or three and he'll be able to play all three spots in college, on both sides of the court.

Brown is an above average athlete with a good frame and relatively long arms. His terrific approach to the game and vision allow him to play on the ball, and while he has a playable handle to run the position with ease at the high school level, he'll need to keep improving his ball skills to handle pressure in college.

Brown has really improved his shooting ability and when he has his feet set, he can now knock down jumpers from three at a much higher rate than he did a year ago. From midrange he can hit a pull-up jumper or drop floaters. He's willing to post up smaller guards, something he's improved at over the last year.

He is a very savvy defender and is the rare elite young guard who takes that side of the ball seriously. The fact that he can guard no less than three positions at the next level only adds to his value. Brown is on the very young side of this class and there have been no known character concerns.

This is a player who Oregon fans should be very excited about given his talent level and how good of a fit he is at Oregon.

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