Archie Miller has been busy at work this week. He has extended two offers this week to bigs from the class of 2021. The last was Canadian big man Javonte Brown-Ferguson, a 6’11” center from Pickering, Canada. He plays for Mt. St. Joseph H.S. in Baltimore and played up two ages in the 17U Canada Elite team on the UAA Circuit.
Brown-Ferguson is currently ranked a 4-star prospect per 247Sports, 104th nationally, 13th center, 6th in state of Maryland. He does not have a 247Sports Composite score.
He played 11 games in the Under Armour Circuit and averaged 5.7 points per game, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 19 minutes per game. He shot 53% from the field.
Brown-Ferguson has started to turn some heads lately from his impressive play in the UnderArmour championship several weeks ago. This led him to getting a pair of D1 offers from Providence and Texas A&M along with prior offers from UConn, Kansas, Stanford, Oklahoma, Tulane, Maryland, New Mexico, Seton Hall, Georgetown, and Ohio. Other interested schools include Michigan, Illinois, and Oregon. Indiana has been known to be interested in Javonte prior to this offer as well.
Of note, he has been considering reclassifying to 2020 from his current 2021. There is no timetable for this decision or his school decision. According to 247Sports, there is no school he is currently leaning towards, but he is “warmest” with Maryland and Kansas. He is still early in his recruitment.
Breaking Down Javonte Brown-Ferguson’s Game
Brown is another big man that Indiana has been recruiting that will dominate the court and make his presence known immediately. He is a great sized player coming in at nearly 7 feet tall and has a big frame to add into the mix. What is most impressive is his ability to move with this big frame. He will only get better and stronger with more training and experience.
His ceiling is impressive and many scouts see a future to dominate the college and likely the NBA. His time in the Under Armour Circuit has helped his game immensely and he is ready to take it to the next level and keep up with the competition.
As he has put on more muscle mass, he has become more physical when guarding and controlling the paint. He stated that he feels much more developed after the UAA Circuit and the results in his play affirm this notion.
Many believe he has developed enough physically and mentally to thrive in the college environment immediately. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment pans out over the next few months as he will need to make a decision soon whether or not he will reclassify to the class of 2020.
Javonte Brown-Ferguson’s Game Tape
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