From the 2024 class, one guard in Illinois who has continued to grow their game and recruitment stock has been Dekwon Brown. In his junior season, the 6’3” guard is currently averaging 17 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds per game to have Peoria High School sitting at a 10-7 record. 

Currently, Brown holds a pair of offers which are from Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois. The list of interest programs continues to grow as Appalachian State, Howard, IUPUI, Stanford, UIC and Western Michigan have all been in touch with him.

While Brown has been a popular name since early in his high school career, his all-around game has continued to greatly improve. “Lead, combo guard, I see myself as a three-level scorer,” Brown said to describe his own game. “Can assist the ball and make winning plays. A high motor and a vocal leader.” Brown has a great combination of ability to not only run the point at a high level but also score it from beyond the perimeter as well as getting into the paint. There are few 2024-point guards in the region with his ability to both create for himself as well as teammates in addition to his strong defensive play

To finish off this season, Brown is looking for Peoria to win regionals as well as “keep building together as a team.” Following his high school season, Brown will be suiting up with the DeNard Bros Basketball Club this spring and should be a popular name amongst division one coaches.