2011's Brown Has Strong Spring

Jabari Brown, a 2011 prospect, has nearly a half dozen scholarship offers and plenty of high major interest. He's proved why this spring.

Jabari Brown is rolling this spring. Playing for the Oakland Soldiers, Brown, a 6-foot-3 guard, has managed to pick up attention from scouts and recruitniks along the way.

"I was just trying to come out and play hard and play well," Brown told Scout.com. "I just wanted to make things happen and get some wins."

"I think I've just been working hard on my game and trying to improve in certain areas and become more of a complete player," the four-star prospect said. "But I think I've improved."

Playing on such a loaded AAU squad helps the cause as well. Along with Brown, the Soliders also have Brandon Ashley, Kyle Wiltjer and Josiah Turner on their current rosters.

"We are loaded with guards and we have good bigs too," Brown said. "We just play well as a team and nobody is selfish. We just want to win as a team. That's why we are playing so well."

On the recruiting front, Brown, a standout at Oakland (Calif.) High, has fielded offers from California, Washington, Arizona State, New Mexico and Maryland.

Brown also confirmed interest from Arizona, Stanford, Kansas, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova and UTEP.

"I'm starting to get a good feel for it," Brown said of his recruitment. "I'm starting to get used to it now."

"I'm starting to take a closer look and I'm starting to look at certain schools closer. But I'm not going to rush into any decisions. I'm probably going to wait until next year to take my [official] visits."

Brown is planning to take a few unofficial visits in the near future. He'll go to Arizona sometime this month. Then he hopes to visit Wake Forest following Chris Paul's camp and Maryland after NBA Camp.

Brown, Scout.com's No. 12 shooting guard, doesn't have a timetable for a decision and he didn't claim any leaders.

"I'd say that all the schools are pretty even and there are no favorites right now."


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