Duke And Brown Still Talking With One Another

Troy Brown is one of the more dynamic guards in the class of 2017 and was the first offer made by Coach K and his staff.

CHICAGO -- One of the elite guards in the Class of 2017 is Las Vegas native Troy Brown, who Duke has targeted early as a prospect they're recruiting.

Coach K and assistant coach Jeff Capel were courtside at the Nike Global Challenge to watch Brown play with the USA West team on Thursday as he's continued to stay in touch with Duke's coaching staff.

"Usually I just talk to Coach Capel and he comes to my games and and he tells me what he saw on the court," Brown said. "Then he just talks to me about life. That player/coach understanding."

Duke has been in the news for elite recruiting lately with the commitment of five-star Class of 2016 wing Jayson Tatum. Brown noticed the commitment, but he doesn't think it will impact anything about his decision in the future. Currently Brown is open in the recruiting process with heavy interest from Cal, Duke, Louisville, Stanford, Texas Tech and UNLV.

"They're a good program overall and I like what they do with Coach K," Brown said of Duke.

The 6-foot-5 guard is coming off of a Peach Jam performance with the Las Vegas Prospects where he averaged 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.

"I think I've been playing pretty good. I felt like at Peach Jam I didn't play as well as I thought I could have," Brown said of his July. "But overall, I feel like I've played pretty well."

During the month of July, Brown is battling to be one of the best guards in the class and he's attempting to show that he can do a little bit of everything.

"My versatility and what I can do playing the one through three," Brown said. "Being able to guard the one through four and play point guard. [I want to] be able to do everything on the court."

From here, Brown will play in his hometown of Las Vegas to close out July and college coaches will surely flock to his games in July.

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