Posted On: 10/6/18 3:17 PM
After a strong sophomore season with the Pocatello varsity, 5-foot-11 point guard Isaac Brown is looking to become a sought-after Idaho guard in the next 12 months.
He improved considerably this past offseason while playing 16U ball, and it’s his shooting and leadership that has come along most.
“I feel I’ve improved a lot on my shooting this summer, and all my AAU stuff this summer really helped with everything; shooting, passing and leadership stuff, especially being a floor general.”
Brown spent his spring and summer with one of the area’s best grassroots teams, Cache Valley Elite 16U. He says although he didn’t have a huge role at first, it helped him to have to work his way into a starting role.
“With Pocatello, I started as a sophomore and I had a big role. With Cache Valley it was different, I started out on the bench, I didn’t really know anybody, but then it was just a lot of work, and it was good for me to have that different situation,” said Brown.
“By the end of the year, I was starting, so that was great. But also having that adversity was great,”
Now, with his junior season just ahead, Brown is hoping to showcase his improvements, both with his shooting and his leadership.
“Last year, I just kind of ran the court. I wasn’t very aggressive, I was just kind of quiet,” said Brown. “This year, I’ll be an upperclassmen, and I’ll need to step up and be more of a leader on the team and just step up and get us where we need to be.”
The ultimate goal is to play college hoops. Brown still has two high school seasons and 17U offseason to attain that dream.
“I got invited to some camps this summer, but there’s really no colleges talking to me,” said Brown. “Obviously, I’d love to play college basketball, and that’s a big goal to try and get to.”