July featured a host of big time performances from top prospects across the country and New Jersey 2013 standout Joshua Brown was front and center in the mix with a number of huge efforts including an exceptional performance at the annual UA Summer Jam presented by NY2LA Sports where he helped guide Sports U to the 17U Platinum Championship. We caught up with the coveted perimeter talent on Thursday…
After his de-commitment from Temple in June, Irvington (N.J.) St. Anthony 2013 Guard Joshua Brown will take a look around at a few other schools this fall, before making his final decision.
Although he recently de-committed from Temple, the Owls remain on top to land the 6-3 guard.
“Temple is still at the top of my list,” he said. “After I take all my visits, I’m going to take my last visit to Temple.
“It’s family oriented over there. Coach (Fran) Dunphy, I love his style of play, the way he coaches the team. It’s a great vibe over there.”
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Battling Temple for the New Jersey is guard is Penn State, Nebraska, Xavier, Rhode Island, and Providence.
Brown began the final stretch of his recruitment with a visit to Penn State on Wednesday.
“It was great,” he said. “I like the energy of the coaching staff. I loved the whole visit.”
Brown’s next visit will come next week when he visits the Friars and Head Coach Ed Cooley.
“I got a chance to talk to Coach Cooley a lot this summer,” Brown said. “He loves my energy. I’m just looking forward to going down there and seeing what the program is all about.”
Brown will also unofficially visit Rhode Island and Xavier before his senior season.
“I have a connection with Rhode Island,” he said. “I know they’d treat me like family if I go there.
“Coach (Chris) Mack of Xavier seems like a good guy on the phone. It’d be a great opportunity to go down there and see what’s going on.”
In addition to Temple, Brown has an official visit lined up to Nebraska for the first weekend in September.
“When I de-committed from Temple, they were one of the first schools to offer me,” Brown said of Nebraska. “I really enjoy talking to them. I think it’s a great opportunity to go out there, take an official visit, and see how things are.”
Illinois, Memphis, and Rutgers are also expressing interest in Brown.
Brown played with the Sports U grassroots travel program this summer.