NU Offers Proviso East Standout

Proviso East (IL) High School guard Sterling Brown picked up an offer from Northwestern, that coming shortly after their two-point loss in the Illinois state championship game. The three-star discusses his most recent offer in this recruiting update.

Proviso East guard Sterling Brown is still recovering from Proviso East's 50-48 loss to Chicago Simeon in the state championship game, but received some good news the next day. Northwestern extended him a scholarship offer.

"I was excited to add another offer to my list, I was happy," said Brown, who posted a game-high 25 points in the title game loss.

Brown, a 6-foot-3, guard, holds offers from Northwestern, DePaul, Illinois, and others. The junior is only beginning to evaluate his options.

"I have no favorites yet, I really am not looking at that yet," Brown said.

This past season, Brown was unable to visit Northwestern due to conflicting basketball schedules, but hopes to do so in the future. Brown's lead recruiter, Tavaras Hardy, has stayed in contact with his father.

The family has a strong relationship with NU's associate head coach.

"He's a good guy," Brown said of Hardy. "Nice, tells me what I need to work on. He's a nice, good guy."

Brown hopes to learn more about Northwestern, but feels highly about the school and its basketball program.

"(Northwestern has) a good school, good campus, and a nice basketball team," he said.

Brown is driven by a fiesty brotherly competition on the basketball court. His older brother, Shannon, is a six-year NBA veteran, currently playing with the Phoenix Suns.

"(Shannon) just gives me some motivation, some words to think about," Sterling said of his older brother.

The two compete in one-on-one basketball when Shannon, a former star at Michigan State, returns home to Maywood.

"He always wins," Sterling joked. "But he makes it easy on me."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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