As much as somebody who is already ranked No. 11 in the class of 2015 can be a breakout performer, Jaylen Brown was a breakout performer at last weekend's Adidas Gauntlet in Dallas.
Playing with Game Elite, the 6-foot-7 small forward out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler showed that he has taken his game to an entirely new level. According to Brown, he's always been hard at work and people are seeing the fruits of his labor
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"I think people are seeing new aspects of my game," Brown told Rivals.com. "I've been working on it constantly. All school year, all off-season. This right here is the time for me to show it and display what I can do. I'm playing a lot less AAU this year because I want to stay fresh and because I have a lot of big things coming up."
A big time athlete who plays above the rim and with power, Brown is a beast on the glass and in transition. He has worked particularly hard on his skill level and was pleased with what he showed the college coaches watching him in Dallas.
"My handles and my jump shot are two of the main things people say I needed to work on," said Brown. "I've been working on them constantly. I feel I did a good job of handling the ball and distributing the ball."
Because he doesn't want to name a leader and because he doesn't want to forget listing somebody, Brown doesn't talk a lot about the schools pursuing him. He did mention that he enjoyed the process of hosting Florida, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia and Kansas for in home visits.
He doesn't have an exact date yet, but Brown also feels like he needs to start cutting things down.
"I'm looking to do that pretty soon," said Brown of cutting down his list. "Probably before basketball season or more likely before the end of the summer. My recruitment is going pretty well but it's probably time to start getting closer to making a decision."
Though his recruitment has gone well, Brown admits that the process is getting a bit tiresome. That's why he anticipates that he will sign early. But, he doesn't feel any pressure.
"I'm probably going to get it over with early," said Brown. "I am getting tired of the process a little bit. I've never been one to be discomforted by pressure as a matter of fact I thrive in it. In all of my workouts and everything I do I use pressure. So I'm used to pressure. The college decision isn't any pressure."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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