New Jersey Prospect Should Excel In The Bronx

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual game of Lance Brown, a senior prospect who will compete for the Fordham Rams basketball program ...

For the past few years, the Fordham basketball staff has done a terrific job of examining talent in the area and nailing down the commitments in very effective time frames.

Certainly the credit has to go to the entire coaching staff in evaluating the talent and landing the letter of intents.

We've featured several of their commitments in the past on this website with solid reporting jobs done by Frank Mantesta, Denny Conroy, and Brian Towey.

And because several of these prospects compete in the area, it allows us ample opportunities to observe and watch their individual games progress over the course of a couple of years.

Certainly landing players from Jimmy Salmon's terrific AAU program, The Playaz Club (New Jersey) helps any college program in making progress. The Playaz Club always competes in the best national and local events.

Recently, Brown joined the Playaz Club Senior team in landing the IS8 Fall Classic championship. Brown and his teammates played against the best talent from the New York City area as well as several nationally acclaimed players.

Brown is an attractive recruit since he has size and skills. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior guard chose Fordham over scholarship offers from Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, and George Mason.

Below is an evaluation put together by several personal appearances at Brown's high school and AAU games.

EVALUATION OF LANCE BROWN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Lance Brown has good quickness but the key to his college career will be the consistency he achieves in his perimeter game. If this area is solved effectively, Brown should be a player of impact for many years at Fordham.

While he has quickness, Brown's improved perimeter game was noticeable at IS8 and during the summer. There was plenty of offensive talent on the Playaz Senior team but it's important to note that Brown didn't force the issue on his limited touches.


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