Posted On: 10/11/18 9:09 PM
With great size and a penchant for canning 3-balls, 6-foot-6 shooting guard Eugene Brown is a guy that’s already a Division I prospect and could see his stock continue to rise over the next 12 months.
The Southwest DeKalb wing is heading into his junior year with three D1 offers, and hopes to showcase his shooting prowess and leadership abilities this winter.
“I’d say my best attribute is my shooting ability, but I’ve really been working on my ball-handling. On the court, I try and be a leader and make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and is in the right spot,” said Brown.
This past spring and summer, Brown was playing with one of the state’s best grassroots teams, AOT 16U. He was able to highlight his scoring ability with that squad.
“It was a good fit, but we didn’t have a lot of bodies so it was kind of a struggle. I was a scorer for that team, at the three position. Me and Cam Bryant were the main scorers for that team,” said Brown.
Now, with his junior season at Southwest DeKalb a month away, he’s ready to show he’s one of Georgia’s elites.
“I don’t think my role is going to change too much, it might change a little due to all the transfers that we had, but I’m still going to be a scoring guard, still going to be a leader; still got to do the same things I did last year, but just a little bit more,” said Brown.
He’s already got offers from Middle Tennessee State, James Madison and Presbyterian. More could come in over the next 12 months.
A lot of coaches have come watch him work out: Alabama, Butler, Clemson, Rice, Yale, Elon, Middle Tennessee State and Auburn. He says Stanford and Ole Miss are looking at him too.
“Over the next 12 months, I just want to expand my game to the fullest of its ability,” said Brown. “If I can get my handles up, I feel like I’ll be in a really good position to do well in college, so that’s what I’m working on.”