Name: Lorenzo Brown
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
High School: Centennial High School
Position: Combo Guard
Notes: Roswell (GA) Centennial combo guard Lorenzo Brown was outstanding at the 2008 Prep All-Stars Holiday Classic, leading his team to a first-place finish while being named MVP.
In the championship game against United Faith Christian Academy, Brown played four positions for the Knights. Centennial lacks ideal height, as the team's tallest player is 6-foot-7. United Faith features five legitimate high-major players including 2010 standouts Ian Miller, a Florida State commitment, Tevin Friday, and Kadeem Green. UFCA plays five players who are 6'6 or taller.
Recruited to play both guard positions for NC State, Brown had to at times defend the power forward position. What did Centennial do? The Knights extended their defense and turned up the pressure, forcing numerous turnovers that led to easy transition baskets.
Brown was the star of the game and the tournament. The 6-foot-4 combo guard finished with 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting. He also tallied six rebounds, six assists, and six steals to lead his team to the title win.
For his efforts, Brown was awarded the tournament's Most Outstanding Player trophy. A week later, he led Centennial to a title in their division of the GSK Holiday Invitational.
This season, the Knights are now 12-1 and 5-0 in their region after defeating Pope 82-60 on Tuesday night. Brown scored 19 points, and also tallied six assists, five rebounds, and four steals in the win. Rated the #1 team in the 5A Coaches Poll, Centennial faces rival Marietta (GA) Walton tomorrow night. Walton, the No. 4-ranked team, features Georgia Tech signee Glen Rice Jr. and NC State commitment Ryan Harrow.
Here is your chance to catch the NC State signee in action!
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