CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA -- Gerald Brown, a 6-4 junior shooting guard from Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School, continued to have a great spring. Brown helped his team, the Baltimore Select, advance to the final against the Playaz Black team.
"I want to work on my ballhandling this summer," Brown told us. "But I want to work on all parts of my game. You have to do that all the time."
Brown can put up big numbers in a game. He averaged 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks last season. "I have a 2.7 GPA," Brown said. "I also have a 900 on the SAT."
So this makes Brown a qualifier. This is why Brown has attracted high major attention in the recruiting process. "I am interested in Syracuse, Providence, NC State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Maryland," Brown said. "I am also hearing from Florida State, Delaware, Kent State, Penn State, and Wake Forest."
Brown told us he has no leader in his recruiting process. "I hope to narrow my list down after the summer is over," Brown said. "I want to take some visits in the Fall."
Baltimore Select coach Paul Bowden told reporter Denny Conroy: "Gerald has had Providence, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, NC State, George Mason and Rhode Island in to see him. With UMass, WVU and several others such as St. John's, Delaware, James Madison, Kent State, George Washington and Towson trying to set up visits."
"Gerald has been to Providence, Syracuse and Delaware on unofficial visits," Bowden added. "He also plans visits to George Mason and NC State."
Brown was named to the Baltimore Sun's 2002 All-Metro First Team. In addition to his competition with the Baltimore Select AAU squad, Brown will be attending this summer's adidas ABCD camp.