Anthony Brown leads the Las Vegas Prospects
North Las Vegas, NV - Today Area Codes basketball has landed in the desert to talk with Anthony Brown the owner and founder of the Las Vegas Prospects. The Prospects have been around for year’s and have produced several players making it college on scholarships and a couple have landed in the NBA.
I have known Anthony Brown for close to 10 years, as I was introduced to him by a mutual friend in Harvey Perry.
Brown has always had a kind heart to help people and giving so much to the community of North Las Vegas. I remember Brown being an executive in the hotel business at Bally’s and now still helping youth we have to give him his props, as many people go unknown for what they do.
Brown took three teams to Phoenix, Arizona for the ELITE 8 in the Desert in May. He also than sent them to Dallas, TX for a tournament the week after. The Las Vegas Prospects pick up so many airline miles and now have a fully sponsored team with Under Armour.
One thing I can say is the Las Vegas Prospects are well disciplined on the road and very respectful student athletes. The credit goes to the coaching and parent staff of the Prospects for their professional behavior.
Well it’s time to sit down with Anthony Brown and go 1 on 1 with the Las Vegas Prospects.
AC: WHERE ARE YOU FROM & RESIDE NOW?
AB: Born and raised in N. Las Vegas, NV
AC: WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR OR YOUR JOB?
AB: Transition Specialist in Clark County School District. I work with children that have disabilities.
AC: WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR TEAM?
AB: Las Vegas Prospects
AC: HOW DID YOU GET INTO COACHING?
AB: My cousin DeMarlo Slocum (Asst. Coach University of Utah) came home and said that my brothers needed to be allowed to play more on the wing if they were to go to college. Andre McFarland (Colorado St.) and Allen McFarland (Western Colorado).
AC: WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS IN COACHING?
AB: Al LaRocque (Retired Coach at Durango HS) and Derrick Thomas (Asst. Coach at Detroit University)
AC: WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU BRING IN HELPING THE YOUTH?
AB: Providing structure and responsibility using basketball as a vehicle to do so.
AC: HOW DOES YOUR TEAM LOOK?
AB: We have three teams 17′s, 16′s, and 15′s. 17′s are highlighted by Chris Wood (UNLV) and Julian Jacobs (University of Utah). Our 16′s have been ranked in 5 Stars top 10 all year. Our 15′s are 38-1 on the season.
AC: WHERE CAN COLLEGE COACHES & SCOUTS WATCH YOUR TEAM IN JULY?
AB: Sweet 16 in Long Beach, NY2LA Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI and finishing up in Las Vegas in the Fab 48.
AC: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL COACHING AND CLUB/AAU COACHING?
AB: High school basketball help build school moral. Grassroots helps provide college exposure for kids on a high level.
AC: NAME YOUR TOP PLAYERS YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR PROGRAM AND WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
AB: Luke Babbitt (Portland Trailblazers) and Craig Brackins (Philadelphia 76ers)
AC: WHERE DO THE YOUNGER PLAYERS NEED TO IMPROVE ON MAKING BASKETBALL BETTER?
AB: Understand that they are only has good as the people they surround them selves with.
AC: DO YOU MONITOR YOUR PLAYERS ACADEMICS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR AND HOW?
AB: I personally do quarterly checks on our kids through their HS coaches.
AC: HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU? (TWITTER OR FACEBOOK)
AB: Twitter is LVProspects FB is LV Prospects Coaches website is LVProspects.com
AC: ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY?
AB: Don’t call it a come back. We’ve been here for years. (LL Cool J)