Aaron Brown has picked up offers this season from some mid-major schools but the Lansdowne (Pa.) Penn Wood shooting guard received a big one Monday and that powerhouse program has shot to the top of his list.
Brown, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect, said West Virginia has offered and he's highly interested in the Mountaineers, mainly because of coach Bob Huggins, their recent success and the style of play in Morgantown. It could be a good fit for both sides and Brown is certainly interested.
"It's very big," Brown said of the West Virginia offer. "I know they're in the NCAA Tournament right now and hopefully they do well. I'm going to watch a few games and I can see myself playing there.
"I like the way they play, the toughness and the grit. I like how coach Huggins coaches and everything."
Brown, who's averaging 20 points, six rebounds and two assists per game in his junior season, said the Mountaineers had been in contact but that the offer was surprising. Still, he's more than thrilled with a West Virginia offer and said it "stands out the most" at this point.
"It was actually very surprising," Brown said. "I just walked into practice and coach called me over and said West Virginia offered me and we're supposed to talk. It was a very big surprise. I was very happy to receive it."
Temple, Richmond, St. Joseph's, Drexel and LaSalle have also offered Brown, who said he's receiving interest from UMass, Miami, Maryland and Providence. Other than West Virginia, no other programs stand out among the rest as his junior season continues.
"I sort of like them all right now," Brown said.
Brown had a big performance earlier this month when he scored 20 points to lead Penn Wood past Plymouth-Whitemarsh to win the Class AAAA district title.
His team continues to play in the state playoffs and Brown said he's more than pleased with his junior season - which could garner him some more big offers on the AAU circuit this spring and summer.
"My season has been going great so far," Brown said. "We're in the second round of state playoffs, I'm playing well and the season has just been going great."