USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Perimeter Players June 4, 2015 Troy Brown (#2 Scout, #5 ESPN, #3 Rivals, #7 24/7) arrived late in Colorado Springs as his high school is still in session, and was unable to accommodate the USA Basketball schedule to allow him to travel to Argentina potentially for the U16 FIBA Americas Championship. He came for the weekend just to scrimmage with the roster and maintain contact with the group, and immediately proved to be arguably the most talented player in attendance from the moment he stepped on the floor.
Brown has great size for a point guard, standing 6-4 without shoes, with a 6-9 wingspan and a terrific 199 pound frame. He hasn't grown since the last USA Basketball camp in October, but has added 14 pounds to his frame, and appears to have improved his athleticism despite the additional bulk.
Brown is a smooth and fluid ball-handler who puts tremendous pressure on the defense with his extremely unique blend of size, strength and creativity. He's quick and crafty enough to get by smaller guards, but much too strong for most of them to handle. This allows him to see the floor nicely from his high vantage point and make impressive passes all over the court, often in extremely impressive fashion. His outside shot (and overall shooting mechanics) appears to be improving significantly, as we saw him make a number of jumpers, both with his feet set and off the dribble, in the two days of action we were able to witness, even if he still has room to grow here. He's competitive defensively, and highly unselfish, playing with an outstanding demeanor, which only adds to the very intriguing package of skills he brings to the table. He's considered one of the best prospects in high school basketball, and for good reason.
We talked to him about his development as a basketball player and much more in the following interview:
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