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and his family were driving home from a preseason basketball tournament at midnight, and Brown Jr. His team had just lost a tournament championship game in the closing seconds, and even though he had spent his entire day hooping, he was too fired up to stop. become one of the top high school basketball players in the country — a path that ultimately led him to Oregon.He’s the highest-rated recruit of the Dana Altman era and could be Oregon’s first one-and-done player in school history.He’s been in the national spotlight since elementary school and will be once again this fall as he helps usher in a new era of Oregon basketball.The little plastic hoop that his father set up in their Las Vegas home served as Brown Jr.’s introduction to basketball.He jumped off chairs and tables trying to recreate dunks he saw from the NBA stars of the late ’90s. also played soccer and football and ran track as a kid.But his father recognized early on that basketball would be his son’s path. played basketball in college at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
The Oregon Ducks play the Northwest Christian Beacons for their home opener at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. Stepback jumpers, ankle-breaking crossovers and vicious dunks were in store whenever Brown Jr. His most viral play came in December of his senior year when he dunked on 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley, a consensus top-three player in the country.“He’s had dozens of highlight plays and clutch moments that he capitalized on,” said Darian Scott, a high school teammate of Brown Jr.
“You will see him doing something impressive every night he’s on the floor. a “really good talent” and said that he’s been “easy to work with.”Oregon Ducks forward Troy Brown (0) dribbles past Prairie View A&M Panthers guard Shaquille Preston (22). (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)The one drawback with Brown Jr., though, is that this could be his only year in an Oregon uniform.