Brown: 'The Environment Was Great'

Alpharetta (GA) Centennial standout guard Lorenzo Brown made the drive to NC State this weekend for an unofficial visit.

Alpharetta (GA) Centennial standout guard Lorenzo Brown made the drive to NC State this weekend for an unofficial visit.

Brown, his mother, and Louis Williams Elite AAU coach Derek Dickerson arrived in Raleigh early Saturday morning and attended NC State's ACC battle against rival Duke.

"I thought the environment was great at NC State," said Brown. "The thing that stuck out to me was the fans. I really liked their fans. They reminded me of the fans at my school... it's just the way they act. They go crazy about the game, and they were all into it.

"It was crazy because some of them knew who I was. They were saying I should go there and stuff like that."

Following the game, Brown was able to spend some time with Georgia native J.J. Hickson. Hickson, NC State's starting center, gave Brown some advice on the recruiting process.

"I spent some time with J.J. when the game was over," said Brown. "He was telling me how it is there, and he said to make a decision when I'm ready and go where I feel the most comfortable because that is what he did."

Brown also spent some time with the NC State coaching staff.

"I think they are just waiting on me to make my decision," he stated. "They aren't putting any pressure on me or anything like that. The coaches are saying that I can come in and play on the wing and play some point... be a combo guard. They want me to do the same things I do for my school."

According to Brown, he ended his junior season averaging 25 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. The 6-foot-5 guard is rated the No. 4 shooting guard and the No. 17 overall player in the 2009 class by

He has emerged as a priority for several schools, but it sounds like three currently stick out.

"I'd say NC State, Memphis, and Miami," said Brown. "They are recruiting me the hardest."

Another unofficial visit has been scheduled, as Brown intends on checking out Memphis, one of the nation's top teams, this weekend.

"I'm suppose to be going to Memphis here soon," said Brown. "I'm suppose to go there [this weekend] when they play UAB. Memphis wants me to play point for them."

Brown left the door open for a possible decision following that visit, but maintained that he doesn't have a leader and could take some more visits before deciding.

"I could do something, but I'm wide open," he said. "I'm still open to other schools and everything like that, and I might try and visit some other schools... I know Miami wants me to visit them."

Later this month Brown will hit the AAU circuit with Louis Williams Elite. He will also suit up at various events over the summer for World Wide Renegades.

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