Tyrone Brown - A New Face Emerges

One of the bigger names to emerge from Paul Hewitt's Elite Basketball Camp at Georgia Tech just may be Tyrone Brown. The 6-9- 215 pound rising senior from Jenkins (GA) County High School in Millen, Georgia combined the camp with an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech.

The camp was one of the highlights of the trip for Brown. "I enjoyed the competition and learned a lot from the coaches," said Brown. It was really good.

Prior to the camp Tyrone had a chance to see some of the Georgia Tech campus. "Before the camp we had an unofficial visit and I saw the dorms, classrooms, and I liked that."

Brown will be a recruit to watch as he enters his senior season. "The coach told me they're going to keep an eye on me during my senior year."

Tyrone had a strong junior year in spite of the team not performing well. He finished the season averaging eighteen points per game and twelve rebounds per game.

His performance last year has quite a few schools looking at him as he prepares for his senior season. "I'm hearing from Florida State, Alabama, UAB, Wichita State, Clemson, Ole Miss, Old Dominion and of course Georgia Tech." Growing up, Clemson and Alabama were the two schools that he followed.

As he goes about the recruiting process, Brown is paying attention to the location of the schools of interest. "I don't want to be too close to home but on the other hand I don't want to be too far away."

When Brown gets to college, he may not be playing the same position he's playing in high school. "I've played center but I think I'll be playing power forward in college."

The remainder of the summer will find Tyrone playing AAU basketball. "The Atlanta Celtics want me to play for them but I may stick with The Truth, a team I've played for."

Brown has prepared himself academically for college as well as athletically. "I have a 3.3 GPA and I got a 1510 on my SAT's."

Tyrone has worked on building his strength and putting on weight. His physique led his teammates to give him a nickname that speaks his former physique. "I'm thin now but used to be really thin so they called me "Bone".

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