Duke Offer Still Resonates With Troy Brown

The first offer out in the rising junior class found its mark with Scout.com's No. 2 ranked player. We sat down with five star combo guard Troy Brown at the latest EYBL session to talk about that and more.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Duke has been involved early with elite Class of 2017 point guard Troy Brown as the Blue Devils have offered the Las Vegas native a scholarship and made him an early priority in the class.

The 6-foot-5 Brown is currently regarded as the No. 2 player in the Scout.com national Class of 2017 rankings and spent this spring playing with the Las Vegas Prospects in the Nike EYBL.

"Well everything has been going good. I'm playing on the EYBL. I'm playing a lot of good competition," Brown said to TDD. "I'm learning on how to adapt to the maturity of the game and the faster pace of everything. I think it's really helping me mature as a player and helping me get to the next level."

For the spring, Brown averaged 14.6 points, 7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game for the Prospects, who finished 11-6 in league play to qualify for a spot in the Peach Jam. Making the Prospects' spring run even more impressive is that their roster is mostly comprised of 2017 prospects playing up a grade level in the EYBL.

"It's a learning experience for all of us. We're all just trying to come out here and do our best with the players that we have," Brown said. "We have a great group out here, a lot of talent. Sometimes, we may slip up because we're young, we make mistakes, but overall I think we're a great team."

Although Brown put up good all-around numbers this spring, he set out to improve a few facets of his game the last few months.

"I've really been working on my jump shot and finishing at the basket with my left hand. Those are two major things I've been focusing on," Brown said.

While Duke has offered Brown a scholarship, they're not the only high-level program in pursuit of the tall point guard. Programs from coast-to-coast are starting to pour on the interest and add offers for Brown.

"I have USC, UCLA, Arizona, ASU, Texas Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Duke and UNLV," Brown said of his scholarship offers.

Brown hasn't spoken to many coaches yet, as it is still very early in the recruiting process, but he's honored to be offered by Duke and understands the significance of the offer.

"It's just kind of humbling. Seeing them play and having that experience makes me want that experience too," Brown said of Duke. "They have a great program over there with Coach K. They have a great history. So just seeing that, it's just an amazing experience [to get the offer] and it just shows that hard work pays off."

There are currently not campus visits in the works for Brown but he's got a checklist in mind for what he's looking for out of a future program.

"I would say the history of the program. The culture, the academics," Brown said. "The overall program, the coaching, just little things like that. The feel of the school and if I do feel comfortable with that school."

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