One of the bigger surprises of the early season play in the Jayhawk Conference has been the dominant play of 6-6, 220 pound power forward Kelvin Brown of Fort Scott C.C. in Fort Scott, Kan.
Brown, who transferred into Fort Scott after spending his freshman year at South Florida, is averaging 21.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His scoring is tops among Jayhawk Conference players, while his rebounding ranks fourth.
Fort Scott Head Coach Brette Tanner told Rivalshoops.com that Southern Illinois, Kansas State and UAB expressed the most interest in Brown this fall. Tulsa and Northwestern are two other schools looking at Brown, but that list is likely to grow quite a bit after Brown's play at the Jayhawk Shootout.
"Kelvin projects as a three/four at the next level," Tanner explained. "We use him primarily at the four, but he has some of the skills to play the three."
"He brings it every day," Tanner continued. "He just needs to be more consistent from the perimeter."
Brown has good touch around the basket, reliable hands and a nose for the basketball. He reacts quickly to loose balls, and can put the ball on the floor (2-3 dribbles) and get to the hole. He's a better short-midrange shooter than three point gunner when he faces the basket.
Rivalshoops.com will keep you posted on Brown's recruitment as it heats up in the winter months, so stay tuned.