Bryant Brown is an elite student-athlete currently attending Waukegan High School in Waukegan, Illinois. Brown is one of the best players in Illinois for the class of 2019 and is quickly making a name for himself nationally. Bryant had an excellent Spring/Summer of play where he was a member of both the Illinois Fire and Wolves on the EYBL and UAA circuits. Brown’s blend of athleticism in transition, length on the defensive end, and emerging ball skills ensure that college coaches will keep tabs on his growth as a student-athlete.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went as a team and for you individually?
BB: In the Spring, I played with the Fire in the EYBL circuit which was a fun experience. In July for the live period, I played with the Illinois Wolves in the UAA circuit which was pretty exciting because I played 16u and had a nice summer with them.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
BB: I can play the 2-5. I get most of my points around the paint and in the mid range, but I can step out and shoot a high percentage from 3. I have good court vision, I block a lot of shots, and play good help defense. I grab a lot offensive and defensive rebounds. I’m working on my ball handling and getting my weight up.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
BB: I’m working on my game everyday. I’m focusing on my ball handling and getting a lot of shots up.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
BB: My favorite subject is chemistry but I also like math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
BB: Most likely business or something that involves sports.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
BB: I like hanging out with my friends and I like shoes.
EM: Which schools show interest?
BB: I got a letter from Arizona, WIU, and other D1 schools.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
BB: The school that can provide the best education for me.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
BB: On the court, I’m trying to make it downstate with my highchool team. Off the court, I’m just making sure I can keep my grades the way they have been.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
BB: I would just tell them to try to make the best decisions on and off the court and do your best to stay out of trouble because colleges notice kids who are always in the mix of some problems.