Lorenzo Brown, Wolfpack bound?

Trying to read the tea leaves in recruiting is about as accurate as trying to guess which Hollywood star is going to enter the Betty Ford center in two years. But I thought I’d take a moment to point out that Lorenzo Brown (6’4″, PG, 2009) has visited the state of North Carolina three times in the past month; once for the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions (which was unscheduled AND he had to tag along with another AAU team), the Chris Paul skills camp in Winston-Salem and now the NC State elite camp. I know Wolfpackers are really hoping Sidney Lowe can close the deal on Brown, and he certainly seems to like things in North Carolina, or at the very least is doing a very good job of learning as much as he can about the area and NC State.

Even though Brown is a top player who will see significant minutes and has gotten offers from schools like Florida and Memphis, the ACC hasn’t really poured out offers for Brown. I have not read of a single ACC school with a confirmed offer except the Pack. So it stands to reason that Brown’s visits to NC are related to the Wolfpack offer.

Brown certainly fits the profile of recent Lowe recruits, versatile decision makers with a strong mid range game. It was pretty obvious last season that the Wolfpack had issues with poise and running the offense, and their best floor general was a big man. Lowe’s recruits in 2008 should help, and if he secures Brown it will further the cause.

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4 Responses to Lorenzo Brown, Wolfpack bound?

  1. packbackr04 says:

    it would go a long way for sids cause if he could secure Brown. I have heard rumblings that Lo Brown is saying he is one and done…. is he really that good or could wolfpack fans hope for at least 2-3 years out of him? assuming he chooses the pack.

  2. Arlen says:

    I don’t think Brown is a one and done. A lot of players say that (although I’ve never heard that attributed to Lorenzo). I think Lorenzo is a player who is somewhat underrated but the guys who are one and done are usually either big men with ‘upside’ (like Durant or Oden) OR flashy (selfish) scorers (like Derrick Rose or OJ Mayo). Lorenzo doesn’t fit into those categories.

  3. packbackr04 says:

    well thats good to hear. do you think Lo BRown is close to commiting?

  4. Arlen says:

    I don’t really know. Just trying to read between the lines. But hopefully I will get a chance to either speak with him directly or find someone else who can.

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