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Coach | 2022 G Avery Brown & Notre Dame Would Be "A Good Match"

June 26, 2021

John Carroll is very familiar with the Notre Dame basketball program and the head coach at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts believes he has another player who could fit with the Irish.

Carroll, who has helped turned Northfield Mount Hermon into one of the top prep programs on the East Coast, coached current Irish standout Nate Laszewski.

Now, Carroll is coaching 2022 point guard Avery Brown, who has several offers and is receiving serious interest from the Irish.

“As a lead guard, he's just explosive, finds ways to score,” Carroll says of the 6-foot-4 Connecticut native. “He's a terrific leader. We count on him for the culture of our program. He's outstanding.”

Northfield has historically had a strong culture under Carroll, so that’s high praise for Brown.

“It's who he is off the court, it's who he is on the court,” the coach says. “He really sets the standard as far as what hard work means.

“He's an example that we could point to for how to commit to healthy living, making right decisions, time in the gym, effective use of time in the gym. He's an example that we could point to for his peers and for the underclassmen.”

Brown’s offer sheet includes schools like Nebraska, Missouri and Virginia Tech among others.

Carroll acknowledges Brown has plenty of great opportunities, but when asked specifically about the a with the Irish and their staff, to him the potential is potential.

“I just think those guys, their personality, their approach to coaching, their approach to teaching, he would really settle in and really enjoy the way they lead. The style of play is right. I think there's a lot of reasons why it's a good match.”

Brown took an official visit to Nebraska last week and is hoping to get others set up as well, including one to South Bend.

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