Shelton Brown Turns Focus

Now that his junior campaign is in the books, point guard Shelton Brown has turned his attention to improving his jumper - and having a big-time spring.

Shelton Brown's junior season ended nearly three weeks ago, so now the Bowman High (S.C.) junior guard has turned his focus to the spring.

``I'm trying to work on my jump shot," said the 5-foot-10, 185-pound point guard.

``I also want to get my teammates involved," Brown said of his goals this spring and summer with the South Carolina Ravens. "I want to play my best and get a scholarship."

Brown, who grew up in Atlanta before moving to South Carolina when he was 7, averaged 20 points per game this past season.

Brown said that he wants to go to a school that needs a point guard and mentioned Kentucky, Clemson and Alabama State as three schools that are the most aggressive in their pursuit. He also mentioned Wake Forest, UConn and South Carolina.

Brown is quick, athletic and has good court vision. The biggest knock on him is that his outside shot is inconsistent and sometimes he's too unselfish.

``He's a great athlete and the thing I like about him most is that he really knows how to control the tempo," South Carolina Ravens coach Deion Bethea said. "He's a smart point guard who can really defend."

``He's just going to have to show people he can shoot the ball," he added.

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