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Posted On: 09/3/18 8:04 AM
The MIAA A Conference is always one of the most intriguing basketball conferences on the east coast and arguably, the country as a whole. McDonogh is a team that will certainly be a fun squad to watch grow over the 2018-19 campaign. Loaded with a young and skilled roster, there should be plenty of growing pains throughout the process, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles exceed all expectations.
One newcomer is sophomore guard David Brown. Brown, a St. Mary’s Ryken transfer, will help bring some quality depth at the guard slot to help make up for the loss of Noah Locke (Florida). Replacing Locke is impossible, but with continued development of their crew of guards, it could be even more dangerous by the time they are all seniors.
Brown is coming off of a productive spring/summer with a good 15U Team Durant team.
“Playing in the EYBL this summer was a really good experience because I’ve never went through that before, getting the chance to play against top-level guys,” Brown told Prep Hoops. “What it taught me was just to be a team player, play hard defense and do all of the little things. It’s not just about scoring. You have to rebound, talk on defense and get big stops to win every game.”
Brown is a capable scorer. He is an efficient shooter off the catch and has shown improvement in his ability to put the ball on the floor for one or two dribbles into a pull up jumpshot.
“My handling improved a lot this spring and my footwork. My footwork was very slow so I wanted to focus on making that quicker so I would be more difficult to guard.”
Because of the youthful talent, there most likely won’t be assigned roles for the Eagles as the season begins. Once certain players separate themselves and find their niche comfortably, the coaching staff will go from there. For Brown individually, he has a couple of specific skills he wants to focus on this season to make him more of a complete player.
“Probably my shooting,” Brown said. “I really didn’t do that a lot this summer for Team Durant. Just becoming more consistent from everywhere on the floor. Also, just focusing on the little things like rebounding and whatever the team needs to get the win. The coaches talked to me about their expectations for me and it is just being a team player, but also looking to be aggressive offensively and defensively.”
Brown has a 3.7 GPA currently and has not heard from any school as of yet.