Zach Brown (Miami Beach, Fla), South Beach All-Stars – 2017
Committed College: Undecided
Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)
Brown is huge on the interior. He battled against Thon Maker (CAN-16) inside. Brown has a unique combination of great feet and size plus the ability to finish at the glass.
Date: December 19, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Brown put in an efficient 11 point, 11 rebound game versus Kevarrius Hayes (FL-15 UF signee). He did it on 5 of 8 shooting. From a skill set point of view, he is still a bit awkward in his movements and finishes. He plays a bit too upright right now, but does a good job of keeping the ball high. He is good at getting position to rebound and to set up for the lob. He is all legs and arms right now. His free throw will need to improve as well. As he matures, he should round out nicely.
Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)
Brown is a legitimate force on the inside standing right at 6-foot-11. His skill set for a rising sophomore was both impressive and consistent. He hit a tough left-handed half hook at 10 feet and showed touch from the free throw line as well. We didn’t see him showcase that he is able to use his right hand to finish in the same way in this setting. There weren’t a handful here of post players who could force Brown to go away from his left hand. He showed himself to be both a shot changer and blocker on the defensive end as well. A five-star center, Brown is a guy that every major program in the country should have on their big board in this class.
Highlights of Brown complements of Ryan Michael
Media Exposure / Showcase Opportunities
Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan 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