2022 four-star point guard prospect Avery Brown is a top target for Penn State. He makes players around him better and is one of the tougher guards to handle one-on-one. Brown stands 6-1 175 lbs, and plays for Northfield Mount Hermon high school in Northfield, Massachusetts. He ranks 80th overall, 18th among point guards, and is the top-ranked prospect in the state of Massachusetts by 247 sports in the 2022 basketball recruiting class. I talked with Brown about his Penn State offer for Philly Sports Network.
LJ: Penn State is going in a great direction. How does it feel to get an offer from the Nittany Lions?
Avery: Yes indeed. It feels great to get an offer from the Nittany Lions. It’s truly a blessing and I appreciate the coaching staff for believing in me. All I can do now is keep my head down and keep putting in work grinding every day. I am fortunate to have a gym open during these rough times so I have been perfecting my craft.
LJ: What coach from that staff has been in contact with you the most?
Avery: Coach Kevin Freeman has been in contact with me the most; he started recruiting me this past year and has been to multiple games of mine and open run sessions in the fall.
LJ: What stands out about this program?
Avery: Penn State is such a great university, the atmosphere and culture there really is what attracts me to them. They had a great year this past season and they are building something special. Another thing that is special to me that Penn State does is that they produce Pro guards and my ultimate goal is to be in the NBA and be one the best to ever do it.
LJ: Tell me about the visits that have impressed you the most?
Avery: I haven’t taken any visits as of yet but I look forward to doing that soon.
LJ: What programs are you most interested in that have not started to recruit you yet?
Avery: My recruitment is 100% open and I’m excited to see where the process takes me.
LJ: What about your talent stands out that helps you cause the most impact?
Avery: I would say my leadership and my ability to put my team in the best position to win basketball games separates me from any guard in the country. I pride myself of my work ethic and I truly want to be the greatest. Once this pandemic is over I will put the country on notice.
LJ: What were your stats last season? What was your stat line in your most impressive game?
Avery: My most impressive stat line this past season was in a win over Loomis Chafee where I had 14 points and a school record of 17 assists in a game with 4 rebounds. I had multiple double doubles this past season. In our first playoff game I had 12 pts, 11assts, 5 rebs vs Hoosac.
LJ: When do you plan to take a virtual visit to Penn State?
Avery: I have not planned it out with the coaching staff as of yet but it should be in the works soon.
LJ: How high are they at this point on your list of programs?
Avery: Being that it’s my first Big 10 offer, a conference that is highly regarded, this offer is special to me and my connection with the program puts Penn State in high regards in my list of schools.
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Derrick Raheem”Leader” Johnson is one of the fastest rising young talented writers out. He writers for Scout.com for Villanova sports, NBA draft for nbadraftroom.com, and he is the lead college writer or Philly Sports Network. Johnson also does interviews and reports news on his personal blog page on facebook titled Leader Johnson. Johnson was Born in West Philadelphia, PA and was raised in southwest Little Rock, AR, he is known as Mr. 1on1 for always getting many 1 on 1 exclusives with some of the top athletes in high school and college, Leader also started the Success series and Villanova rundown for VUsports.com along with the Prospects Corner and Prospect Watch on nbadraftroom.com. Leader also does 1 on 1’s called the legacy series in which he interviews young athletes who parents were infamous athletes such as NBA great Ron Artest(Jeron and Ron Artest) etc. Leader has recently started the PSN college game balls given to the best performances among the chosen Philly and Pennsylvania schools and PSN NFL game balls given to best philadelphia pro team performers. The name Leader comes from Raheem setting his own standard as a writer while appreciating the writers before him.