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Brown keeping it simple

Lorenzo Brown doesn't know how he has gotten to where he is at but he also isn't in a rush to trade the position he is in these days. The 6-foot-4 combo guard from Centennial High School in Alpharetta, Ga., has a number of national schools recruiting him as he tries to improve on his talented skill set.
Brown, the No. 20 ranked player in the class of 2009, is a quiet killer on the court. He's shown a keen ability to knock down perimeter shots, handle the ball as a point guard and play an important role on his high school team that finished the year in the 5A state championship game in Georgia.
This AAU season, Brown has played well with his Team Dickerson club and the Worldwide Renegades. He was the second leading scorer from the class of 2009 that played up in the 17U division. His jump shot is ever-improving and the summer months will be filled with more high exposure events.
"I know people always say they did alright and they can always do better. I'm right there with them. I'm no different. I'm always trying to improve," Brown said. "This spring I think I've done a better job of taking guys to the hole with the dribble. My ball-handling is getting better.
"I see myself as a point guard in college. I feel the most comfortable at that position. I know I have to watch my turnovers and make my teammates better."
His ability to play the point guard position has drawn the attention from a number of high-major schools. Connecticut, Ohio State, Oregon, Florida and Wake Forest have put in the work with Brown early, he said. Brown added that he has tentative plans to visit Connecticut and Ohio State. The five-star guard said he isn't in a rush to decide and his plan of attack on finding a school is not complex.
"My plan is simple," he says. "I want to find a place with a good coach and an overall good school."