Posted On: 05/7/18 9:42 PM
Photo Credit: JD Humburg, Oregonlive
Invoke the name Jalen Brown and you’ll probably think of long three-point bombs. But as much of a sniper the 6-foot-3 wing was at Jefferson High School this past season, he is hoping for more in the next few months on the AAU circuit.
“I want to be more than just a three point shooter,” Brown said. “I hope to showcase that this spring and summer.”
2017-18 was Brown’s first as a Demo having transferred over from Union High School in Vancouver. He admittedly wasn’t a great three point shooter before starting at Jefferson, but worked hard last summer on that skill and the results paid off. Brown did the job from the outside, but also thrived in Jefferson’s more up-tempo offense.
So far this spring for Team Nike Northwest 17U, Brown has gotten the chance to develop other parts of his game. “At Jefferson I wasn’t a primary ball-handler but on this AAU team I get to showcase my play-making and scoring skills,” Brown said. “AAU ball is going really well.”
Brown’s play has started to catch the eyes of numerous schools. He lists Western Oregon, Cal Lutheran, Metro State in Denver, and UC San Diego as ones he’s hearing from the most so far. He continues to aim high in his recruitment but has appreciated everything he’s gotten to date.
“Hopefully as I continue to get better and work this summer I can turn those Division II schools into Division I,” Brown said. “But I’m happy that I am getting looked at.”