FORT MYERS — Ranked as the second-best high school senior basketball player in the country, Jaylen Brown should have been getting ready for a tough City of Palms Classic quarterfinal matchup Saturday afternoon.
Instead, the Marietta (Ga.)-Wheeler small forward was doing an impromptu press conference at Bishop Verot High School, organized solely to get questions about his yet-to-be-determined college choice out of the way.
Yet after Wheeler’s 55-52 victory over Fairfax (Va.)-Paul VI, Brown again was surrounded by reporters from around the country asking where he’ll play and when he’ll decide.
Antonio Blakeney knew the questions were coming. Circled by reporters outside the locker room at Bishop Verot, that doesn’t mean Blakeney enjoyed answering them — again.
“It’s a blessing and a curse, all these people coming up to you,” the smooth, athletic 6-foot-7 Brown said. “But, hey, this is what I signed up for. I’m not mad, not annoyed. I’m happy to be in the position I am.”