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Posted On: 06/11/18 4:57 PM
Linton Brown served as an instrumental piece to Wellington’s success this past season.
The 2019 forward averaged just a hair over 11.0 PPG as a junior for the 31-1 Wolverines. Brown scored 20 points in the Class 9A state semifinal win over Miramar. He then produced 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field in the state final loss to Oak Ridge.
Brown said he overcame some adversity in the preseason to further his game.
“My coach and I looked at our film and he helped me with what I can improve in and I just started working on it with my trainers,” he told Prep Hoops. “I felt that I started getting better when the season kept going on and my teammates helped me through it to.”
The 6’4″, 195-pounder plays the wing and power forward at times for the athletic Wellington unit. He shot 40 percent from downtown and 52 percent on 2-point shots this past season.
He has no offers as of yet, but Kansas State and North Carolina Wesleyan have shown some interest.
Brown has been running with the Wellington Wolves AAU program to open the summer but says he’s mulling over his options heading into July.
He pointed to his biggest strengths as his jumper, ability to get to the basket and play the game with passion. Brown says he’s currently working on his defense and his overall team leadership.
“I feel like I’m the most slept on player in the country in my opinion and everybody is going to know that soon,” Brown said.
There is no shortness of confidence from Brown, who is set to take on a huge role with starters Bryan Williams, Nico Toledo, Texan Moulton and Jon Philistin all recently graduating. We will see how Brown finishes out the summer and if he can use that to his advantage heading into the fall.
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