UCLA Recruiting Troy Brown Hard

Sept. 23 -- Troy Brown is one of 2017's most versatile prospects and the five-star point guard tells Scout he has five schools recruiting him hardest.

One of 2017's top prospects comes from Las Vegas Centennial in 6-foot-5, 200-pound point guard Troy Brown.

Scout's 6th ranked prospect and 2nd rated point guard in his class, Brown is capable of playing three perimeter positions on both ends of the court, making him one of the most versatile players in the country.

Scout caught up with Brown this weekend in Las Vegas for the Phase1 Hoops Top 40 Showcase and the five-star prospect enters his junior year with high goals, feeling much improved from a year ago.

"I want to average a triple double this year; that's always been my goal," Brown said. "I'd also like to win Gatorade Player of the Year and win state.

"Last year I don't think I was as mentally prepared as I should have been. I've come out and been more of a leader. I feel like my overall game is much better. I just feel like matured a lot over the last year."

Over the last couple of weeks, Brown says that Arizona, California and N.C. State have stopped by his school, with Louisville expected to check in on Wednesday of this week.

Brown listed five schools recruiting him the hardest before breaking down what he likes about each of them.

"I would say Cal, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV and Arizona," Brown said.

Cal: "Their coaching staff is really cool and so is how they treat their players; it's just a good vibe. What they're doing rebuilding with guys like Jaylen (Brown) and Ivan (Rabb), it should be a pretty good year for them."

Stanford: "Great academics. The twins (Marcus and Malcolm Allen) who went to my high school go there now. The academics and overall program are both very good."

UCLA "They have great players. Coach (Steve) Alford is a really cool dude; I talk to him a lot. They picked up Jaylen Hands, who I've played with a lot, and they develop a lot of pros."

UNLV: "That's the hometown school so I always try to keep them in mind. Coach (Dave) Rice has a great program going on there. With Derrick Jones, Zim (Stephen Zimmerman) and them there it should be a pretty good year and it's a good program."

Arizona: "You can't go wrong with them. It's close to home and coach Sean Miller is a great coach. He always supports me and we talk a lot. They have a great foundation there."

With his junior season quickly approaching, Brown isn't in any rush to change focus from basketball to recruiting.

"Me and my dad have talked and somewhere around the beginning of next year I'm going to cut my list to 10 but that's the furthest I've gone with it," Brown said.

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