Louisville in play for top-5 2017 prospect

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Las Vegas Centennial 2017 point guard Troy Brown, who is ranked as the No. 5 player in the country, said Louisville is one of the school's showing the most interest. Brown played in front of several U of L coaches this week with the Las Vegas Prospects at the Nike Peach Jam.

Las Vegas Centennial point guard Troy Brown, one of the top 2017 players in the country, has on the radar of the University of Louisville basketball program for almost a year.

The 6-foot-6 Brown said the Cardinals were one of the first calls he received from a school on June 15 when colleges could call players in the '17 class for the first time per NCAA rules.

And this week, Brown said he "saw them a lot," talking about the U of L coaches at the Nike Peach Jam where he's been playing with the Las Vegas Prospects.

"They're showing a lot of interest," Brown said. "I really like them and I like coach (Rick) Pitino and his style. It still impresses me how they handled the Kevin Ware situation. That really stuck with me, how they came together."

Brown has been offered by a bevy of schools but listed U of L, Texas A&M, Duke, Kansas, Texas, UNLV and California when asked what school's had been showing him the most interest.

"I have to start thinking about it now more as I get older," he said. "I might try and go see some schools that are closer to me in the fall, but I will just have to wait and see."

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