Gerald Brown, a 6-4 junior swingman for Baltimore City Champions Frederick Douglass High School has an early list of schools, according to Paul Bowden, his Baltimore Select AAU coach.
"He's getting recruiting by some Division I schools," said Bowden. "Delaware, Drexel, George Mason, Providence, Rhode Island, South Alabama, South Carolina, Syracuse, Towson and UMass have all come to see him play this year."
Douglass' head coach Rodney Coffield said that Georgetown, Penn State and Florida State have also shown interest.
Brown impressed Rivals Hoops at the Maryland State Championships earlier this month. He had 21 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out five assists and had two steals in the Ducks 105-74 semifinal victory over Chopticon. In the finals, as Douglass completed a perfect 28-0 season, Brown had 14 points, six rebounds, two steals and one block in the 76-72 win over Gwynn Park H.S. from the Washington, DC, area.
Brown amazed the crowd at Cole Field House as he put Douglass up 50-40 near the end of the third period in what was a 'I don't know how he got that shot off' reverse layup while guarded by two Gwynn Park players. He is a very athletic player who can handle the muck in the paint and needs to do so for his H.S. squad since he's one of their tallest players on the floor.
"He's a legit 6-4 combo guard who can both shoot from behind the arc and take it to the hole," said Bowden. "His recruiting will pick up this summer because of his ability, but most of all because of his maturity on the court."
Brown is scheduled to attend the adidas ABCD camp this July in Teaneck, NJ.
Photo: Courtesy of the Baltimore Select AAU program