Shawnee Heights senior point guard Trey Brown had a strong summer playing with SSA Elite.
Three Division II schools—Northwest Missouri, Missouri Western, and Missouri Southern–have been recruiting him the hardest.
“I’m just kind of waiting it out and exploring all of the schools that have been talking to me,” Brown said. “I really want to take all of the unofficial and official visits to explore each campus and get a better feel for them all.”
Brown participated in an elite camp at Northwest Missouri earlier this month. He is looking to take an official visit to Missouri Western sometime soon and also plans to take an unofficial visit to Missouri Southern in the near future.
All three schools monitored him throughout the summer.
“I improved my ballhandling and being more efficient in not making as many turnovers during the season because sometimes during the season I would get out of control and made some turnovers I shouldn’t have made,” Brown said.
Brown played with Shawnee Heights teammates Poncho Freeman, Michael Brooks, Jesse Moss, Tyler Zentner, and Tyler White with SSA.
“It will help us a lot,” Brown said. “It helps Poncho is back and he’s getting into things going and back in shape. Mikey is still doing the same things he’s been doing and getting better doing all of the little things getting all of the rebounds and getting loose balls. Jesse is continuing to improve on his shot and defensively. Tyler White helped us a lot shooting-wise. It was Tyler Zentner’s first real summer playing basketball and he’s gotten a lot better.”
SSA Elite Black lost in the quarterfinals of the MAYB Nationals in Wichita finishing with a 6-1 record.
Brown averaged 18.4 points at the tournament including a 34-point performance in the opening game.
“I felt like we played pretty well,” Brown said. “All of our shots were pretty much on throughout the whole weekend. It was probably the best we’ve played all summer and we just really came together. Our chemistry got better every game knowing where our teammates were and not being selfish and continuing to make the extra pass.”
Brown will be the starting quarterback for the football team again this season showing his athleticism to stand out in multiple sports, which helps him on the basketball court.
“I think the biggest things it helps me in basketball is toughness and leadership,” Brown said. “On the football field being the quarterback you have to know everything, know what everyone is supposed to do. And being tough, if you get hit a couple times or get hit hard you’ve got to get back up and you’ve still got to continue to go.”