Troy Brown Jr. is the top point guard in the ESPN 25 and No. 5 overall player in the class of 2017. After dominating the AAU circuit this summer, the Centennial (Las Vegas) star has everyone from Kansas to Arizona to Duke to Arizona State, among many others, hot on his trail. Now Brown has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a monthly blog.
Hey it’s Troy Brown back with another player blog. Hopefully you learn some new things about me and you’ll keep coming back to read my blogs!
Let’s see; first thing I have to tell you guys about is the fact that our season is over.
Hate that I even have to say that, but we lost in the semifinals to go to regionals.
Pretty much we thought we were better than the team we played and we didn’t work and play as hard as we should have.
We were actually down by 15 at one point and we came all the way back and ended up losing by three.
We just got it together way too late and we lost, but that’s what happens.
I took the loss pretty hard; it’s been a couple of weeks now and I’ve had time to think about everything and I know that there were things that I should’ve done a lot better; I needed to be a better leader. I should’ve had the team more ready to play. I didn’t do my job as a leader in that one. I kinda came out on cruise control and everyone kinda followed that.
I definitely learned my lesson and I won’t make that mistake again.
I’m gonna take that lesson over to the AAU season. I’m running with the Las Vegas Prospects this summer and I’m really excited about that.
We’re gonna be on the Nike EYBL this season and everyone talks about how this is the most competitive circuit to be on so I can’t wait to play against the best players in the country.
We look good this year; we’ve got Markus Howard, P.J. Washington, Charles O’Bannon and a couple of other guys so we should be pretty strong. I’m looking forward to it!
My routine now that the season is over is to come home and do my strength workout with pushups, sit-ups, weight vest jump ropes and all that. After that I go and work out with my trainer on different skills.
I think the biggest thing I want to be better at this summer is being a floor general. I really want to be the guy that makes other people better and that’s what I’m focusing on.
One of the things that I’m looking forward to in AAU is playing in front of all of the college coaches. That’s fun to me. It gives me a chance to show them what I can do. It’s fun but it’s a big responsibility!
School is a lot easier now that the season is over. I keep my grades up anyway but now I have even more time to come home and get everything done and get some good rest.
I plan on finishing the year strong!
OK everybody thanks again for tuning in to another blog!
Keep following me on my journey to success! I’ll be back soon with another blog.
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