Last year the Each One Teach One (E1T1) Elite 16U team made it to the Peach
Jam Championship game. The program added a few players this year but the core of
that team, which included 6-foot-3 guard Barry Brown, remained intact.
"We have a lot of talent," Brown said. "I think playing on a team with a lot of
talent has helped me prepare for how the college stage will be because everybody
is the man where they come from in college just like on the past few AAU teams
I've played on."
Among Brown's E1T1 Elite teammates are Ben Simmons,
"I feel like we're the best team in the EYBL," he said. "I fee like we have the
best chance of winning it. Most of our team has been there before. We gel pretty
well, nobody is really selfish, we have a good team and I feel like no one team
cannot stop all of our weapons."
Brown, who's known for his perimeter defense, averaged 20.5 points, 4.9 rebounds
and a healthy 3.2 steals per game for his St. Petersburg Gibbs High School team
that went 18-9 and made it to the Florida Class 5A Regional Semifinals. For
E1T1, he's a glue guy that brings energy and does whatever is necessary to help
the team win games, particularly on defense.
Best suited to play off the ball, Brown can play either guard spot and is a good
ball handler against pressure. He can get by most defenders and get into the
lane, has good quickness and bounce, can hit the three-pointer off the move and
has a pretty consistent pull up jumper. Brown also has the mental toughness to
take the big shot late in the game.
"I need to get stronger," said Brown. "And I wan to definitely be able to
perfect my floater. In the EYBL there's a lot of really tall big men. Going into
the lane, sometimes the best option is a floater over the top."
Florida Gulf Coast, Western Kentucky and most recently Rhode Island; Brown
said three schools are recruiting him the steadiest.
"Kansas State, Houston and VCU keeps in contact a lot they just haven't offered
Elite coach Steve Reece.
"I may take a couple of unofficial visits in June," Brown said while also
indicating that nothing is planned at this point in time and that official
visits won't happen until after the AAU season.
Russ Wood is a basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com and Inside the
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