Local Class of 2017 star Troy Brown is set to announce his college decision next Tuesday:
Committing on Nov. 7th
— TroyBrownJr (@Troy_Brown33) October 31, 2016
Brown, a 6-foot-6 guard from Centennial High School, will choose from a group of eight schools that includes hometown UNLV. The others: Alabama, Arizona, Cal, Georgetown, Kansas, Ohio State and Oregon.
Brown is rated as the No. 8 high school senior in the nation by Rivals.com. Last year as a junior, he posted 19 points and six assists per game, and in Nike EYBL play this summer he scored 16.0 points per game.
Menzies has made Brown a recruiting priority, and over the summer Brown said he was impressed with how quickly he was able to develop a personal relationship with the new Rebels coach:
“Coming in with them having a new coaching staff, I didn’t think I was going to get to know them very well,” Brown said. “But they’ve been very open to my process. They’ve been talking to me a lot and getting to know me as a person instead of just as a basketball player.”
Brown would obviously be a huge get for the rebuilding Rebels. Menzies is in the mix with several other top recruits such as Brandon McCoy and P.J. Washington, but landing a local star like Brown so quickly would go a long way toward jump-starting the process.