No Rush for Brown

After playing last summer with the World Wide Renegades, Roswell (GA) Centennial guard Lorenzo Brown is now touring the AAU circuit with Louis Williams Elite.

After playing last summer with the World Wide Renegades, Roswell (GA) Centennial guard Lorenzo Brown is now touring the AAU circuit with Louis Williams Elite.

Coached by Derek Dickerson, Louis Williams Elite is sponsored by the 76ers guard who hails from the state of Georgia. Despite a couple of nagging injuries, Brown has performed well in recent tournaments.

I've been playing with them since I was young, so it's a good experience," said Brown. "We've got a lot of guards so I haven't been able to play a lot of point guard, but I've been playing well.

"The thing is I've been trying to get healthy. I sprained my wrist real bad about four weeks ago and then I turned my ankle a couple of weeks ago. Man, I've just been playing through it... it's still been fun."

According to Brown, he ended his junior season averaging 25 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. He is rated the No. 5 shooting guard and the No. 19 overall player in the 2009 class by Scout.com.

At nearly 6-foot-5, Brown has ideal size for the shooting guard position, but some schools are recruiting him as a potential point guard.

"I think I'm getting pretty good at playing some point guard," he said. "I still need a lot more work, but it's getting there. I need to keep seeing the court bettter, and I need to keep working on handling the traps."

In the upcoming weeks Brown will be playing in the Wallace Prather Tournament held in Atlanta and the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions which is held annually in the triangle of North Carolina.

Now that college coaches are on the road evaluating and attending tournaments, more schools are starting to surface for Brown.

"NC State, Miami, Minnesota, Memphis, and Florida have been the main schools out watching me play," he stated. "I really haven't been noticing it because I'm trying to focus on the game. My coaches have been letting me know who's been to all of my games though."

NC State head coach Sidney Lowe and assistant Larry Harris were at Centennial this week to check in on Brown.

"NC State came by [on Wednesday]," he said. "They were talking about my academics and were asking when I wanted to decide... stuff like that."

Previously Brown had stated he could be looking to make a decision in the near future. Is that still the case?

"No sir, I don't have a timeframe," said Brown. "I want to visit some more schools first. You have to be sure.

"I am still wide open, looking at things. I'd say NC State is recruiting me the hardest though. They are coming to all my games... they just say they need another point guard to help their team out."


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