No. 2 player in '17 interested in Louisville

Las Vegas Centennial point guard Troy Brown is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2017 and already has an impressive offer sheet. Brown said the University of Louisville is showing "great interest" and he's wanting to take a closer look at the Cardinals.

As the No. 2 ranked player nationally in the Class of 2017, Las Vegas Centennial point guard Troy Brown has an impressive list of offers.

The 6-foot-5 Brown has been offered by Kansas, Louisville, Duke, Arizona, UCLA, USC and plenty of other schools with interest from North Carolina and Kentucky among others.

But Brown is not in a hurry to make a decision and is trying to stay grounded.

"I just remember it's basketball and I have a great family behind me that's always helping me," Brown said. "My dad always tells me to stay humble. When basketball becomes a job for me, that's when I will be getting paid (in the NBA). I have to stay focused."

Brown is staying focused and said he's trying to "get better every day," while also starting to think some about his recruitment. He's playing this spring for the Las Vegas Prospects, who are 6-2 in two EYBL stops.

While he said there are no favorites, Brown mentioned Arizona, Arizona State and Louisville as the schools that are showing him "a whole lot of attention."

U of L has been to his school several times, including head coach Rick Pitino to watch a game earlier in his high school season. The Cardinals offered him a scholarship in October.

"Louisville has been showing great interest in me," Brown said. "They have been to my school and stayed in contact. They're showing a lot of interest."

Brown said he "for sure" wanted to take a closer look at the Cardinals and noted Pitino's style with guard play something that he "really liked a lot."

"They're a great program and have a great history," he said. "I really like what they do and I like the history, especially I like how they came together after that Kevin Ware incident as a team and came back and played hard.

"That really showed me something. I liked Louisville a lot for that."

Brown said he was unsure of any visits at this point and said he never really had a favorite college basketball team growing up.

"I just kind of followed NCAA basketball growing up," Brown said. "I didn't really have a favorite team. I just watched a little bit of everything."

Now, most of those schools are watching him.


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