By Marcus Shockley
Jabari Brown (PG/SG, 6’3″, 2011) is a special player.
This is, of course, not news to fans of several colleges that have offered Jabari, which he is still considering, and it’s the reason we featured an interview with him just a few days ago.
The scouting report for Jabari is that he’s got great size for a guard and definitely has the ball handling ability to play point or shooting guard. He also is very smooth, very polished and handled the exhausting ball handling drills at the Chris Paul Elite Guard camp exceedingly well.
He looks very comfortable with his dribble, can slash effectively and has a deadly jump shot.
His jump shot is equally strong from both outside the arc and mid range. He’s a dangerous offensive player that has a very fluid game and a high basketball IQ.
But all of that doesn’t really describe the ease and charismatic nature that Brown brings to the court.
It’s immediately obvious that Brown is grounded and competitive, but he’s so smooth with his play that it’s almost easy to forget that he can explode past the defense with the dribble and throw it down. Jabari Brown is without question a player that has the intangibles that, when combined with great athletic ability, could make him a star.
Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to see Jabari working in any defensive drills, but he’s a player that will make an impact at the college level and if he continues to work and improve on his already solid game, will be a High School All American.
Jabari had a visit at Wake Forest immediately following the camp and intends to take all five of his visits before making a decision. He also says that college coaches have told him that he needs to continue to work on being a multi-positional player, which Jabari has definitely taken to heart.
+ Multi positional player
+ Perimeter Shot
+ Excellent ball handler