“That guy can score.”
I hope that’s the phrase I hear about 6’3″ combo guard Justin Brown this season.
UNC-Asheville may have found the most overlooked guard in Florida, if you beleive this. Florida’s high school athletics range from 1-A (smallest) to 9-A (largest) and Justin Brown’s Westminster Christian falls into the 4-A category, fairly small since Westminster is located in Miami-Dade County. However, while he may have been overlooked, his category was not. The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches chose Justin Brown All-State along with other 4-A players who committed to Oklahoma State, George Washington, Florida State, and an uncommitted 5-star recruit. That said, Brown will be the first player from his school to play Division I basketball.
In his final season, Justin Brown scored almost 28 points per game, shooting just short of 70%. Those astonishing numbers, along with the videos mentioned below, reveal the biggest strength of Brown’s game: attacking the basket. He possesses a nice jump shot, but 28 points at 70% means many of his points come around the rim, and at the incredibly high accuracy one would expect.
Brown drew the attention of Virginia Tech, Radford, Southeastern Louisiana, and UNCA, but the Bulldogs were the only team that pursued or offered. Without full game video, I cannot begin to determine the reason outside of the fact that he’s considered a 2-star recruit.