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Troy Brown

6-7, 210 Shooting Guard
Oregon Freshman
Birthday
07/28/99 (20.4 yrs)
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
High School
Centennial
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Caris LeVert/Steve Smith

Strengths: All-around player with serious versatility on both ends … Big time athlete/high-flyer … Perfect size/length to play the wing position at the next level … Solid 6’6” frame … Has a near 7-foot wingspan … Quick first step/good footspeed overall … Possesses good quickness and agility, which he shows off well on the perimeter … Strong passer/playmaking wing … Has unique point-forward ball skills and vision … Played point guard in high school so he still has the ability to initiate offense … Reads the floor well … Can execute tough passes … Can deliver the ball quickly and accurately … Tight handle … Can create in space … Comfortable running the pick-and-roll … Makes plays for himself and his teammates off the bounce … Likes to put the ball on the floor at attack closeouts … Goes straight at the defense … Doesn’t have elite burst but makes good use of his long strides to get downhill … Natural scorer … Majority of his points come from the mid-range and inside … Can post-up smaller matchups … Has a nice fade-away jumper in the mid-range area … Can got his shot off against most defenders … Has a solid touch on his floaters and runners in traffic … Doesn’t force the action inside … Solid defender who could bring a lot of versatility at the next level defending multiple positions … Can be a pesky defender … Fights through screens … He can stay with quicker guards with his lateral quickness and guard big men in the post area with his size … Does well at denying the ball and plays passing lanes well … Knows where to be when playing off the ball … Good rebounder for his size … Crashes the offensive glass consistently … High IQ … Good basketball instincts/nose for the ball … Always seems to be part of the play … Has a high motor … Very outgoing and personable kid … Very young. Won’t turn 19 until July 28th …

Weaknesses: Long and wiry athlete but needs to continue developing his strength … Not super explosive vertically … Average burst off the bounce … Finishing at the rim/through contact are areas that he needs to work on … Solid handle but it’s not good enough for him to be primary ball handler and creator at the next level … Needs to continue developing his jumper/shooting range … He’s not a threat from the outside, as his jumper it still too inconsistent … Although he has nice shooting mechanics, he doesn’t shoot the ball the same way every time … Sometimes brings ball down on his shot, which delays his release … Can be too passive on the offensive end … Shot selection … Can get caught playing wild and out of control … Sometimes forces unnecessary passes … Has a tendency to stop in the middle of traffic on his drives, which leads to turnovers … Needs to react more quickly to rotating defenses … Needs to be more aggressive and assertive …Takes himself out of the game offensively if he doesn’t start well … More of sound team defender than consistent lockdown defender …

Overall: Brown, who will still be 18 years old by draft night, has all the tools to be a very good NBA player … There are some questions about what his role could be in the NBA, but he figures to be a solid prospective two-way athlete … Brown is smart and skilled with an abundance of all-round skills that should translate … His jumper and adding strength are two areas that he really needs to develop moving forward … But his NBA-ready frame, rebounding and defensive potential will give him opportunities to see the floor as he works on other parts of his game …

Notes: Measured 6’6, 210 lbs with a 6’11 wingspan and 8’9 standing reach at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit … Measured at 6’5, 187 lbs, with a 6’9 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Elite 100 … Measured 6’6 (in shoes) 184 lbs, with a 6’8 wingspan at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy … Measured 6’4 without shoes, 6’5 with shoes, 185 lbs, with a 6’8.5 wingspan and 8’7 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp … Measured 6’6.5’’ in shoes, with a 6’8’’ wingspan and 199 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy …

Tajh Jenkins 4/18/18

 

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