Brownridge on the Radar for 2013

Waubonsie Valley guard Jared Brownridge had a spectacular month of July on the AAU circuit for the Illinois Wolves program. The class of 2013 guard is on the radar of a number of colleges in the Midwest and will continue to improve. In this report, Brownridge talks about his unofficial visit to DePaul.

Jared Brownridge's best performance of the summer came when he was the MVP for the Illinois Wolves 16-U team as they won the championship of the St. Louis Summer Classic.

"I thought I did pretty good," said Brownridge. "I have to keep trying to get better and better, so that way I can improve over each summer and over the high school season."

Brownridge also had a solid finish to the AAU season for the Wolves at the GRBA National tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

" With some of his other teammates tired from a major July grind, Brownridge still has legs in a big way," said analyst Brian Snow. "The physically strong shooting guard was absolutely on fire from deep making shots at a high level. When Brownridge gets his feet set, it is almost always in as his release is picture perfect. As a shooter there is no question that Brownridge is capable."

DePaul was one of several schools that kept an eye on Brownridge during the July evaluation period. Brownridge's performance earned him an invitation to visit DePaul's Lincoln Park campus today to watch the Blue Demons practice before they leave on their overseas tour.

"It was a fun trip," said Brownridge. "It was nice. I got to watch them practice and look around the campus."

"We looked around the facility for a little bit and then I watched a full practice, the drills and a scrimmage," added Jared. "Then they took me around campus to the different places. Coach (Brian) Ellerbe walked me around the campus."

Wolves coach Mike Mullins says that the combo guard measures in at 6-1 and has a 6-6 and ½ wingspan. DePaul's coaching staff likes Brownridge for his versatility.

"They said I had a great shot, great range and a quick release," said Jared. "They said I fit into their offense well. They also said that they saw me on the defensive end, hustling and all. They said I wasn't just a one-dimensional player. I brought an overall game and they liked that."

Bradley, Creighton, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and UIC all offered Brownridge a scholarship over the course of this summer.

Brownridge is a combo guard who's skill set leans more towards shooting guard.

"I've been playing mainly at shooting guard, but in college I see myself as more of a combo guard," Jared said. "I can handle the ball and also shoot it as well. I'm a good player on the offensive end and defensive end. On the defensive end, I stop somebody all the time. I'm always hustling for loose balls."

"Right now, I need to be more of a point guard," added Brownridge. "I know I'm still going to be a shooting guard, because I can shoot. I want to make sure I work on my handle and get that tightened up."

Going forward, Jared plans on getting ready for the upcoming season at Waubonsie Valley.

"Right now I'm just staying in the gym and making sure I'm still working," said Jared. "That way I can keep getting better and better. I think we'll be pretty good for this high school season. We're going to try to compete and win conference this year. I'm going to go after it!"

Overall, Tuesday was an enjoyable day for Brownridge.

"It was a good day. There is a good staff there and it was fun to be there."

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