Posted On: 12/6/17 2:29 PM
After an impressive 75-59 win over 5A North Stafford last Friday, the George Wythe Bulldogs were sitting at 3-0 with all of their wins coming in convincing fashion. Despite looking like a Class 3 competitor early in the season, senior wing Jarec Brown said there’s a lot that the Bulldogs need to work on moving forward.
“We can always play better defense and talk more on that end,” Brown said after their win. “We can’t be intimidated and start off slow, but it was good to play through some early pressure this game.”
It’s this type of attitude that makes Brown such an important part of the Bulldogs as a leader, and it’s his production level that has made him one of the best players on the team the last two years. In their win, Brown posted an impressive stat line of 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, leading his team in all three categories.
The 6’3” Brown is extremely long and versatile, which makes him a good candidate for scholarship level programs moving forward. He can play fast and finish in transition, he’s under control and can create for himself and others in the half court setting and he can use his length to guard multiple positions and rebound well for a wing.
He still believes there’s more for him to work on moving forward, however.
“A lot of weight is put on us,” Brown said about him and fellow senior Darrell Purdie. “I’ve been working a lot on becoming more of a leader and my jump shot so hopefully it shows moving forward.”
Brown plans on prepping next season and has talked to a few prep schools in the area including national powerhouse Hargrave Military Academy. An extra year for him to continue to develop and get stronger should help him moving forward in his recruitment, which at this time he says only really includes Hampton University.
Regardless of the decision he makes, he’s going to continue to improve and should be in contention for a Class 3 All-State nomination if he can help the Bulldogs to a deep playoff run as a senior.