One of the top prospects in Arizona's 2019 class emerged early on in the process after starting consistently at the varsity level as a freshman. Pinnacle High School's gifted and poised 5-foot-11 sophomore guard Trent Brown was immediately inserted into the Pinnacle starting lineup last season as a freshman by head coach Charlie Wilde, and developed a great deal throughout the high school season.
It is one thing to play considerably as a wing or a post player, but to take over the helm at the varsity level as a point guard is a rather difficult task. The very young Brown did just that for Pinnacle HS last season - leading the attack for a talented team that would advance to the late stages of the Division-I state playoffs last season. Brown, the son of an experienced college player/coach, would be ready for the challenge, and would improve a great deal throughout the season.
Last season as a freshman starter, Brown averaged 6.7 points and 3.4 assists per/game.
This spring and summer, Brown would again lead a talented group of young prospects for his club team - the Arizona Power Prospects 15U team. Coached by his father Mark Brown, a former standout performer at Michigan State and a terrific head coach, the Arizona Power Prospects would fair extremely well in their age group against some of the nation's top programs, and even play considerably well against older competition. The team would win several tournaments this spring and summer, and Trent would be an integral part of the team's success.
Where Trent excelled this spring and summer was in his ability to shoot the basketball with excellent range on his shot, while also being able to make players around him better. Trent is a floor general with the basketball in his hands and enjoys playing on the big stage. He is a leader with the basketball and is vocal on the floor - something not seen often by young men his age. he advances the basketball up the floor with the pass, and does not mid defensive pressure of opposing guards. A tough customer as well, Brown is a budding young prospect with excellent potential for the future.
Brown will start four years at the varsity level for Pinnacle HS, an impressive feat for any player in Coach Wilde's basketball program; especially when you consider the quality of players that he has coached over the years. The young Brown will be another gifted prospect that will develop nicely for this program and become one of the better guard prospets in the state.
Brown will return this high school season to take over a very talented but young team, that will now also feature superb incoming freshman guard Nico Mannion. The backcourt of Brown and Mannion immediately becomes one of the most talented backcourts in the state - regardless of class.
I will be keeping a close eye on Brown this shigh school season and over the next three years, as this young man is definitely a guard prospect that will play at the division-I level over time. What level of program will be determined by his continued commitment to the game and level of hard work.