This past weekend, one of the most coveted guards on the West Coast paid a visit to Berkeley, and brought along his coaches and his fatherl They came away impressed.
"Beautiful campus, nice weather, the academic advisors were really nice, great personalities from the players and the coaching staff," said 2017 five-star Troy Brown out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial. "The staff, they are great coaches, but even better people."
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1566034-five-star-troy-bro... "You can tell that everything isn't focusd on basketball constantly," Brown continued. "Coach [Cuonzo Martin] makes an environment for the players to be a family, and that is what he emphasized to me, and you could see it with the players."
Brown's father has stressed academics throughout his son's prep career, and was "very pleased" with how Cal stacked up.
"He was very pleased with the academic advisor when we sat down and talked to him," Brown said. "They're the No. 1 public institution in the country, so you can't go wrong there with academics."
Brown spent between four and five hours on campus, and said that the coaching staff, above all else, was what stuck out the most. He also got to see the inner workings of California Memorial Stadium and its workout facility, the entire campus, and player housing. Brown -- and official visitor Jayce Johnson ("really nice dude," Brown said) -- also saw the brand new baskeball locker rooms, which impressed both visitors.
For Brown, this was the first truly in-depth visit he's made, and isn't sure which school will be next on the list.
"It was just an opener for me, since I haven't had an unofficial visit in a while," Brown said.