Kalani Brown of Slidell, La., has been on our radar since entering her freshman year of high school in 2011. The 6-foot-6 center is arguably the premier post prospect in the senior class nationally. After pledging to Baylor, here’s why Kim Mulkey and her staff are looking forward to coaching Brown the next four years:
Kalani Brown – Salmen HS (Slidell, La.) – 2015
Club Team: Lady Pumas
ProspectsNation.com Grade: 4 star plus
Committed College: Baylor
5/25/14 – USA Basketball U17 Trials (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Brandon Clay
Brown is a huge post player who finished with contact well on the left hand side of the floor. She has good feet for a prospect her size at this age. Kalani, who is the daughter of longtime NBA player PJ Brown, even showed some touch out to 12-15 feet.
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5/10/14 – May Day Challenge (Marietta, Ga.) – Jonathan Hemingway
Brown is noticeably more effective on the left side of the goal than on the other side. When she can gain position on the left block to finish with the backboard, she is the most powerful low post force in the nation. She is not as effective on the right side where she has to finish with a jump hook towards the middle. She did not show a move to her right shoulder. She appeared to be in decent shape and fairly active when pursuing rebounds and blocking shots.
7/24/13 – Basketball on the Bayou (New Orleans, Louis.) – Stephen Peck
Brown is a post with game changing frame with skill to match. She could still improve in understanding how to use her size effectively all of the time.
5/26/13 – U16 National Team Trials (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Keil Moore
essay help $10 per page Brown is a special talent with the ability to put it all together and really challenge for the No. 1 spot in the class down the line. She is a comfortable post scorer with elite size and above average athleticism. One of the knocks on Brown here was her lack of conditioning. Getting into great shape and being able to impact the game for long stretches instead of short bursts will be key for the post.
5/25/13 – USA Basketball U16 Trials (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Brandon Clay
Brown has a bigger frame similar to Kai James (FL-13/FSU Fr.). She can score it around the rim but struggled to make defined post moves here. Her size and mobility makes her a top shelf post prospect in the class nationally. Keep an eye on her conditioning as that will be a key determinant in her future success.
7/23/12 – Battle on the Bayou (New Orleans, La.) – Stephen essay help nz Peck
Her biggest strength continues to be her ability to rebound the basketball. Again seeing the potential that she has to be a dominant player on both ends of the court. Her hands need to get stronger to secure every post entry. She is showing the ability to pass out of double teams.
7-11-12 @ AAU Nationals (Orlando, Fla) – Keil Moore
Brown flat out rebounds the basketball. She displayed awesome leadership skills here and has the ability to be an impact recruit.
5/5/12 – May Day Challenge (Suwanee, Ga.) – Brandon Clay
She has great size and is still just scratching the surface. I love her upside and willingness to run the floor. Brown rebounds well, has a nice touch around the rim. She showed a soft 12-15 foot face up jumper.
7-21-11 @ Basketball in the Bayou (New Orleans, La.) – Keil Moore
Finishes well around the basket. essay editing service jobs Good size and frame. Excellent mobility for a player her age. Brown is a bigger version of Alyssa Rice (OH-14) at the same age.
7-7-11 @ AAU Nationals (Orlandao, Fla.) – Keil Moore
She is a well taught post player. At this early age, Brown understands how to use her body to create space on offense and eat space on defense. Add that to her finishing well for a young post player. She could eventually become a top five caliber player as she continues to develop a feel for the game and grow into her body.
Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com