Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lorenzo Brown!

Brown commits to NC State:

Brown is 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds and will be able to play both point guard and shooting guard in college, according to his coach, Allen Whitehart of Centennial High.

As a junior last season, Brown averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game. He is rated the 29th-best prospect in his class by

“He works at all aspects of the game,” Whitehart said. “He does a lot well, and his shooting is coming along. . . .When the ball is in his hands, nine times out of 10 good things happen.” story (subscription required).

In other news...

-- The State looks at some USC storylines heading into camp.

-- DeMario Pressley will miss the 2008 NFL season.

-- The Daily Press details former Wolfpack linebacker Morocco Brown's impressive rise through the NFL front office ranks.

Brown, a Hampton native and Kecoughtan High grad, is considered a rising star in NFL personnel circles. He spent seven years with the Chicago Bears under the respected Bobby DePaul, who helped build the organization into a championship contender and Super Bowl team.

Before that, Brown spent one extremely fruitful year with the Redskins, learning the basics of NFL scouting and player evaluation.

When the Redskins juggled the front office in the wake of head coach Joe Gibbs' retirement last winter, Brown was on their short list. He is the No. 3 man on the player side, behind vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato and director of player personnel Scott Campbell.