Brown Shines In Shootout

Following a pair of games in Lexington (Ky.) this past weekend, Lorenzo Brown sat down with to talk about his recent play and the latest developments in his recruitment.

Playing in the Nissan on Nicholasville Shootout this past weekend, Lorenzo Brown, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound, junior, showed why he's rated one of the best guards in the class of 2009.

The Roswell (Ga.) Centennial standout has the ability to play both guard positions and has great court vision, especially in transition. Brown is also a terrific rebounder at the guard position.

"I think I'm doing OK," Brown said when asked about his play this season. "I just need to step up my defense and we need to play more as a team. I'm trying to work on my shot more."

While in Lexington (Ky.) for the shootout, Centennial managed to get a 55-53 win over Rose Hill Christian, but they struggled the next day and fell to Darius Miller and Mason County by 24 points.

Brown Isn't Rushing A Decision
In the first game, Brown did a little bit of everything and filled the stat sheet, as he went for 12 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks and 4 steals. In the big loss on Saturday he scored 20 points and tossed out six assists.

Although there weren't any schools that made the trip to Kentucky to check out the highly touted prospect, Brown will certainly have plenty of options when it comes time to pick a school.

At this point he holds scholarship offers from Florida, Connecticut, LSU and N.C. State. Brown also said he's heard from Memphis, Ohio State and Miami. He mentioned Memphis as one of his early favorites.

"I like Memphis right now," he said. "My coach talks to them a lot, but I haven't gotten to much yet."

North Carolina State has also made him a priority and Brown cited their recruiting strategy and effort as the primary reason he likes the Wolfpack. "They just called me a lot and were recruiting me hard," Brown said.

Brown, who is ranked No. 17 overall and No. 4 at the shooting guard position, doesn't plan to make his college decision anytime soon. He said he's yet to take a visit and hopes to do that prior to coming up with a decision.

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