The class of 2020 is shaping up to be one of those that may very end up producing some of the best talent that has been seen nationally in a while.  Greg Brown Jr, of Vandegrift High School in Austin, TX could very well end up being one of the most prized recruits when it’s all said and done (i.e. Brown is currently ranked #7 in the most recent NY2LASPORTS.COM Class of 2020 Player Rankings) .  Even with all the sudden attention that comes with being such a special talent on the court, Brown remains humble and takes it all in stride.  

Brown’s athleticism and energy on both ends of the court separate him from most of the players in his class.  Standing 6’7 and just under 200 lbs the elite young forward has unbelievable instincts on the offensive end of the floor.  A true high riser, Brown doesn’t need much room to blow by defenders and finish at the rim with jaw dropping dunks.  He has a natural feel for the game and does not force the issue offensively, but rather takes what the defense gives him and finds ways to be a threat with or without the ball.  He has developed the skill set to play multiple positions on the floor including in the paint where his elite level athletic ability and long frame make scoring down low second nature to him.  His perimeter stroke does extend beyond the arc and he’s continuing develop at the mid-range level.  He’s also developed the ability to fend off frequent double teams from opponents by showcasing his improved passing skills while finding open teammates for easy assists.  

On the defensive side of the floor Brown plays the passing lanes and anticipates very well for a young talent.  He can step on switches and keep smaller guards in front of him as well as bang down low with post players.  His leaping ability allows him to grab rebounds and push the ball up the floor for easy transition buckets.  Brown is a gifted prospect who is just scratching the surface in terms of potential and long-term development.  This is one of the reasons why some of the biggest schools in the country are already on his recruiting trail in heavy fashion.  

This past summer was a special one for Brown as his play on the travel circuit landed him offers from the likes of TCU, Rutgers, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, and Texas A&M.  In the past few weeks Texas has joined in and the Longhorns are looking to make Brown a top priority for 2020.  Aside from a great travel season with Basketball University 17u squad, Brown was able to be invited to participate with the USA Men’s U16 Junior National Team minicamp, where he displayed why he belongs in the conversation of being a top 5 player nationally.  Look for his recruiting to only intensify as he continues to push himself in the gym to get better.