MADISON - After not having much dialogue with its newest recruiting target, it seems the Badgers coaching staff might have found an important piece to the 2013 recruiting class.
"I know he's real excited by Wisconsin and the Big Ten," Brown's AAU coach, Jared Quarles, told Badger Nation. "Anything that is high major right now has him excited and Wisconsin is certainly that."
The trip to Wisconsin has been a repeat trip for Brown, currently rated a three-star prospect, who also visited for the Badgers' team camp last season. With head coach Bo Ryan and assistant coach Lamont Paris evaluating him, Brown showed the UW coaches what he has shown on the AAU circuit this spring – he's stronger, more mature and can take over a game.
"He's starting to show coaches that he can dominate on the defensive end with his rebounding and shot-blocking ability," said Quarles. "I think that's what start to push his recruitment. Coaches like that he can shoot, he can face the basket and that he's confidence. He let people know in the spring that he has added to his game."
The offer from Wisconsin joins Boston, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kansas State, Kent State, Minnesota and Toledo for Brown, who competes for the AAU Spiece Indy Heat. Brown plans to narrow his options down after next month's summer evaluation period, take his officials in the fall and decide on signing day.
"He's working on being more aggressiveness and more consistent on both ends," said Quarles. "He's getting close to putting it all together and when he does, he's going to be a really good player."
La Crosse Aquinas point guard Bronson Koenig is UW's lone commitment in Class of 2013, which leaves the Badgers with approximately three open scholarships.