Broward SF Brown Has Strong Rutgers Interest

Broward (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) junior college small forward Craig Brown is focused on three of his scholarship offers going into the final stages of his recruitment. Through two official visits, the 6-foot-5 prospect discussed the latest in his recruitment.

Broward (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) junior college small forward Craig Brown took early official visits to both Auburn and Rutgers last semester and his recruitment is now taking shape.

Auburn recently slowed its contact with Brown, but Rutgers, Washington and Kent State are actively recruiting the 6-foot-5 prospect and currently sit as his top three.

"They are recruiting me the hardest," Brown said. "I talk to their coaches a lot. I'm considering all three of them for when I commit."

Brown took an official visit to Rutgers in November and left with rave reviews of the program.

"I liked it a lot," Brown said. "The coaches were cool and I liked the way practices were run. It was good."

Head coach Mike Rice and his staff have spent significant time recruiting Brown, he said.

"He has a lot of energy and excitement about where their basketball team is going," Brown said. "They're going to join the Big Ten and they're already in the Big East and having a great season. Coach [Rice] said he sees me as someone that can help their team."

Originally from North Miami Beach (Fla.), Brown averaged 20.5 points per game in his first year with Broward. He is being recruited by Rutgers as both a shooting guard and small forward in Rice's system.

Brown has three years to play two at the Division I level and will be eligible for a summer enrollment. He has no timetable for a decision and has not made plans for any more official visits.

"I'm versatile," Brown said of his skill set. "I do a bit of everything and I'm good at getting to the basket. Most of all, I'm aggressive and really athletic. That's what coaches say they like is [my athleticism]."

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