Making a significant leap in progress last season was 2015 Greenville point guard Ramel Brown. The 5'10 160 pound prospect is hearing from some schools now and has played well early on the AAU circuit after a strong junior season.
There was a big upswing from Brown's sophomore year to his junior season. He kept on making strides and really amped things up for his team helping to power them deep into the AAA playoffs ultimately playing in the Upper State championship and losing to eventual state champions A.C. Flora 42-40.
Right now Brown is playing AAU ball with the Upward Stars Upstate program and he talked about how things are going currently.
"This year AAU season is going real well. I'm really excited to display my talent and my level of improvement."
The 5'10 160 pound prospect averaged 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game this season for the Greenville Red Raiders.
His coach applauded his efforts down the stretch and talked about how much Brown stepped up for his team in the crunch.
Brown also talked about the evolution of his game with us.
"Yeah I think I took a big step forward during the playoffs. That was one of my personal goals as well as a team goal and it just motivated me to put more work into my game."
With the Red Raiders making a run this season Brown had quite a few memorable games but one in particular he says was his most memorable one.
"I would say my most memorable game would have to be our home game against Greer! What makes that stand out is Greer was our very first regular season game at Greer and I just had a tough night that night with everything. Just a mental breakdown that game I ended with 0 points, and 5 or 6 turnovers so when we played them at home I was very focused and ready to play."
"All I can remember is at tip off I set the whole tempo of that entire game. I guess it was like coach said in the article for the newspaper for that particular game he called me the "Energizer Bunny"! I ended up with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals."
His play has already sparked the interest of some regional schools early on.
"I'm hearing from The Citadel, Anderson and Catawba so far. I would say The Citadel is recruiting me the hardest right now."
Brown talked about the strengths and areas he's wanting to improve the most concerning his game with us.
"My strengths are my ball handling skills, court vision, and my quickness. I'm trying to improve on my strength, defense, and shooting range."
Looking ahead to his senior season next year Brown talked about what goals he's set forth for his team and himself.
"My goals are to do whatever I can to lead the team to success. I intend on getting better and making a bigger name for myself and the team as well! Going to lead us to another playoff run and try to make something happen once again."
When asked what player he says his style of play most compares to he said, "Tony Parker," and told us why.
"I say Tony Parker because he's underrated and poised. He always seems to be calm and he just lets the game come to him and he's also very humble."
We spoke with Brown's head coach Jamar Armstrong to get his take on his junior point guard as well.
"Ramel is a dynamic point guard and very exciting to watch. He's fast and has tremendous ball-handling ability. He has good court vision and gets his teammates involved. Defensively he's a pesk and gets a lot of steals. During our playoff run he made several big shots and had the refust to lose mentality. What I like about him the most is his competitive nature."
We will have more updates regarding Ramel Brown's recruitment so keep it right here with SCPrepNation.com for more of the latest with South Carolina's top high school basketball and football prospects.
Brown says Newberry was in to watch him play this past weekend during a game.
FUN FACTS WITH...RAMEL BROWN
Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite subeject in school: English
Favorite movie: He Got Game
Favorite music artist: Drake
Dream school: NC State
Dream date: Zoe Saldana