With Oregon’s success on the basketball court recently has come an uptick in recruiting.
Before today, that meant mostly four-star players, with five-stars alluding Dana Altman and the Ducks.
That’s not the case anymore.
On Monday afternoon, Troy Brown, Jr. announced that he would be committing to the Ducks.
5-star baller Troy Brown dribbles through his native Las Vegas to make his commitment pic.twitter.com/lDUZVylAP4— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2016
Brown, who attends Las Vegas’ Centennial High School, had offers from nearly every Pac-12 team. It’s easy to see why: He’s currently #18 on ESPN’s Top 100 for 2017. He joins a Ducks class of 2017 of guard Victor Bailey and forward Abu Kigab.
What can Brown do for the Ducks? Let’s take a look.
For starters, even though he’s listed as a 6’7 forward, Brown can handle the ball like a point guard. As you’ll see in the video below, Brown also has pretty slick passing skills. To have a weapon like that on the floor, who can beat you in several different ways, is obviously a giant asset for Altman.
Brown is also a gifted scorer, both under the basket and elsewhere in the field.
It’s hard to find negatives in his game, especially from the videos I’ve seen. Naturally, once he arrives on campus, some weaknesses will pop up. That’s only natural, and it will be up to Altman and the other coaches to work with Brown to fix them. But Oregon fans should be incredibly excited about this news. It’s a huge day for the program.