2009 Focus: Rockton Guard David Brown

One of the hottest names amongst college recruiters on the AAU circuit this July will certainly be David Brown. The 6-3 guard from Rockton Hononegah High School has been racking up scholarship offers from his strong play with the Illinois Warriors, despite being riddled with injuries throughout the spring.

"The spring went real good, it got me a lot of schools looking at me," said David Brown, who played with both the Illinois Warriors and the Madison Spartans during the spring recruiting period. "I played with a good group of guys that know the game and are willing to do anything it takes to win."

Recently Warriors Coach Larry Butler brought in one of his former players to meet the team. Current Golden State Warriors guard Troy Hudson took in a few of the Illinois Warriors games and had some words for the team afterwards. "Troy Hudson came to some of our games," Brown said. "He had some good things to say to us. He told us about how good Larry is to us, and inspired me to want to play harder for Larry."

Brown has offers from schools across the country including Baylor, Bradley, Cincinnati, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Loyola, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Western Illinois, Western Michigan, and Wright State, as well as interest from Connecticut, Florida, Providence, Stanford, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

DePaul was the first high major school to offer Brown, and when asked about the Blue Demons, Brown had all good things to say. "It is a real good school," Brown said of DePaul University. "DePaul is always going to be up on the top of my list. They were one of the first schools to offer me. It will be a hard decision in the end… I have been to DePaul before and I like the campus, the guys there are really cool."

This July, Brown will be competing in various AAU tournaments including the Nike Main Event in Las Vegas and the Nike Peach Jam. Also, per Butler, David will be invited to the prestigious Nike Lebron James Skills Academy in July.

WeAreDePaul.com subscribers can now view video highlights of David Brown in action with the Warriors from the Boo Williams tournament in April at the following link.

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