Proviso East's Brown to visit Mizzou, Miami

September, 7, 2012
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Proviso East senior guard Sterling Brown has set up official visits to Memphis, Miami and Missouri, his father said on Friday.

Brown, a 6-foot-4 guard, will visit Missouri on Oct. 12, Miami on Oct. 19 and Memphis on Oct. 26, according to his father Chris Brown. Chris said his son was considering all three schools along with many others, including Colorado, DePaul, Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern and Oregon State.

“He’s still wide open,” Chris said. “His radar is still open.”

Brown’s older brother Shannon Brown starred at Michigan State, and Spartans coach Tom Izzo has been recruiting Sterling. Chris believed Michigan State would offer Sterling next week when the Spartans visit Proviso East.

“It’s not about what school Shannon went to,” Chris said. “It’s about what schools are recruiting Sterling. Michigan State has shown interest in him.”

Shannon recently said he didn’t care where Sterling ended up.

“I’m just letting Sterling do him,” Shannon said last month. “I’m letting Sterling make his own decisions. Let him go out there and play his game the way he wants. If he wants my opinion on something, I’ll definitely give it to him. I want to see him want to go to a school he wants to go play at.”

Chris said he was hopeful Brown would commit and sign with a school in November.

Brown averaged 13 points and nine rebounds last season. In a state championship loss to Simeon and its star Jabari Parker, Brown scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting, hit two 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and had one steal and one assist.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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