BrandonClayScouting.com: Player Card – Troy Brown

Class of 2017 guard Troy Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the country's premier scoring guards. Check out his game here. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 guard Troy Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the country’s premier scoring guards. Check out his game here. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

Nike Elite 100. St. Louis.Troy Brown (Las Vegas, Nev.), Las Vegas Prospects / Centennial – 2017
Height: 6’5″

Position: Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

 

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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Brown will push the ball in transition. He has gotten strong enough to take the bump and still make a play around the rim. He’s averaging 15.9 points a game though shooting under 30%. I see him as a scoring guard longterm with the ability to handle. He’s an elite rebounder at the guard position grabbing 8.8 per game.

Date: October 4, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Junior National Minicamp)

Brown played really well in this setting. He is a big guard capable of playing on or off the ball. His versatile game/size reminds me of Eric Snow mixed with Aaron McKie. He shot it well here in addition to moving the basketball on offense.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Versatility is Brown’s strong suit. He is a guard who can handle as a lead guard. He was really good in transition where he was able to push the tempo and find teammates. But impressively, he is a good rebounder from the guard position. He pulled down 8 versus All Ohio here today and averaged 7 for the year. His jumper is question mark currently as he did not hit one here today and shot only 31% from the arc on the circuit season.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Brown Jr. is a dynamic scoring point with the skill and ability to play the lead guard spot as well. His ability to make things happen on both ends is impressive. He has the size / skill to be an impactful player immediately at the elite college level.

Date: October 4, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp  (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

I like the term “scoring point guard” that Brandon used below to describe Brown. He has the skill to play either backcourt position and do it at a high level. He can create space very well with his dribble moves and will look to score or hit the open player off of the drive. He plays well on the defensive end too as he showed he play hard and get deflections.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp  (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Brown played more of a scoring point guard role here. Like the June eval, he showed himself to be a shooter and a scorer. During a matchup with Jaylen Brown (GA-15), Brown was every bit as good as JB. Right now, Troy and DJ Harvey (MD) have separated themselves from the rest of the class at the guard position.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Brown is a smooth guard capable of playing both on and off of the basketball. He got downhill here off of the bounce making a couple of smooth drive/kick type plays in the process. Brown handles the ball high relying on a backdown game from the wing against top shelf athletes like D.J. Harvey and Miles Bridges. Brown shot the 3-pointer consistently during camp. His length/skill reminds me of Jaylen Brown (GA-15).

Highlights of Brown courtesy of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB