Terps Looking West for Brown

2011 shooting guard prospect Jabari Brown is from Oakland Senior, CA but has the Terps interest.

Despite the fact that he is from all the way across the country, Maryland is in hot pursuit of Jabari Brown '11. The 6'4, 200-pound shooting guard from Oakland Senior (CA) is being recruited by numerous programs out west, plus Maryland.

Cal, Stanford, Washington, Maryland, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Texas A&M, San Jose State, St. Mary's, and UNLV are the schools recruiting Brown. The Golden State standout lists offers from Cal, Arizona State, Washington, San Jose State, St. Mary's, and UNLV along with the old Wake Forest staff.

“I'm wide open right now,” said Brown, who has only visited two schools thus far. “Cal and UNLV, that was it.”

Asked when he plans to make his decision, Brown replied, “Whenever the time is right. It could be some time during the summer, or during the first signing period this fall, so we'll just see.”

Though location is “not a factor” for Brown, he does know what he wants in a school. “Playing style, coaching, winning tradition, and somewhere where I can get to the next level, have a chance to go to the next level.”

What exactly is the style of play that the athletic two-guard is looking for? “The type of style that's up and down, fast paced. An offense that [involves] creating with their guards that has things happening, makes plays, [and lets the guards] be playmakers.”

Brown thinks that he could mesh with Maryland's style of play. “I think I could definitely fir into that style of play. When you look at a guy like [Greivis] Vasquez, he can dribble and shoot, that's type of thing I like to see from colleges, and I can definitely see myself fitting into that style.”

“I think that Coach Williams is a very good coach and they are always a top team in a really good conference, the ACC. They have a lot of really good guards every year and it's definitely a school that I'm interested in playing for in the future,” said Brown of his thoughts on the Maryland program.

While he has “not yet” had a chance to speak with Head Coach Gary Williams, Brown does speak with Assistant Coach Rob Ehsan. “[Our relationship] is pretty good, we talked a few times.”

Brown has not tripped to College Park, but he would like to visit the ACC school in the future. “Yeah, [that is] definitely a school that I would like to come out and visit and get a closer look at.”


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