|Team: UAB, Senior|
H: 6' 5"|
W: 190 lbs
|RSCI: 75 ||
High School: Hargrave Military
Hometown: Clermont, FL
Despite sharing the ball with two more highly touted wing prospects on Hargrave Military Academy, Robert Brown (Unranked Scout, #105 Rivals, #84 ESPN) had no issues whatsoever proving his mettle as a big-time scorer at the high school level, pouring in 45 points in 59 minutes of action at the National Prep Showcase.
Brown shows average tools for his position, standing 6-4 with a skinny frame that he's clearly worked on but must continue to fill out over the next few years. He's a good, but not great athlete on top of that, mainly relying on his aggressive nature and solid skill-set to get the job done at this level.
Brown is a solid shooter with his feet set, also showing the ability to make shots off the dribble on occasion. He is an average shot-creator at the moment, showing improvable ball-handling skills and not being incredibly strong or explosive to compensate for that at this time. He makes up for that with good scoring instincts and an aggressive mentality, always looking hungry to put the ball in the basket. He struggles to finish through contact at times, but is not afraid to drive the ball right into the teeth of the defense to draw a foul or get his team a timely basket, and can also make the extra pass to an open teammate.
Defensively, Brown is a serious, competitive player with a solid wingspan and good toughness. He crashes the glass hard and likes to play the passing lanes, but can be a little bit overeager at times to make plays and is not immune to getting beat off the dribble by quicker or stronger matchups.
Brown had a strong showing at this tournament, even if he may not have the same upside as some of the other wing players seen here. If he continues to develop his frame and is able to round out his skill-set over the next few years, he'll likely be a productive contributor for Seth Greenberg in the ACC.