Posted On: 05/24/19 12:36 PM

During the SAAU Championships, there were ranked and unranked players who played very well. In most cases, the ranked players were the athletes who took their game to another level. However, there were five under the radar players who performed admirably. These players definitely opened some eyes with the way they played during the championships.

Nigel Brown / Monroe Lightening / 6'1" / Wing / 2020

At one point Monroe was losing their quarterfinal game by six headed into the final eight minutes.  All of the sudden, one player took over.  That player was Nigel Brown.  His on ball defense was the catalyst in the Lightening pulling out the victory.  Brown hounds ballhandlers and has the ability to cause turnovers.  He also helps finalize defensive possessions with securing rebounds.  On defense he has a knack for making the right play.  Offensively he is a strong driver of the basketball.  He gets to the rack and takes all contact.  When he shoots the corner three, it is usually money in the bank.  Brown basically took over the final minutes of the game with his play which got his team the victory.  I think Nigel will be a player to watch going

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