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Panther in national camp
Liberty County Panther basketball star Rion Brown nails a slam dunk in a game against Burke County earlier this year. Brown wowed the coaches and scouts with his leaping skills last month at the Rebook Headliner Camp earning him a bid to their All-American Camp in July

Liberty County High School Panther basketball player Rion Brown impressed the scouts with his leaping skills and work ethics at a Reebok Headliner Camp at Meadowcreek High School last month.

The 6’5" guard earned an invitation to the Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia July 6-10.

Around 80 basketball hopefuls attended the Headliner Camp where they honed skills and competed for 20 slots on either the Reebok All-American, Reebok Breakout Underclass Camp or Reebok Proving Ground squads.

According to news postings on, Brown was the top performer during the first day of camp on May 16. They described his shooting stroke as sweet and said he displayed a high level of athleticism.

By the end of camp on Sunday, Brown was listed among the top six performers. said Brown dominated the entire weekend.

The news posting said Brown might be the biggest sleeper out of Georgia for the class of 2010. The article went on to say Brown is sometimes overlooked playing in the same backcourt as Rivals top 40 high school teammate Jordan McRae, adding that Brown’s game deserves to stand on its own.

According to the report, Brown is being recruited by the University of Miami, South Carolina, South Florida, Oregon, Jacksonville, Georgia State and Southern Methodist University.

"I’m really interested in Miami, Auburn, Xavior and South Carolina," Brown said contemplating the different offers.

He has described himself as having two left feet, but hard work on the court and coaching from his father, former NBA and CBA basketball player, Tico Brown, high school coach Willie Graham and AAU South Georgia King coach Jessie Fleming have catapulted Brown into the elite players list among the recruits for his graduating class.

As he prepares for his senior year as a Panther, Brown said he is working with Fleming every other day, hitting 500 shots to the net and later hitting the weights.

Brown averaged 20 points per game in a recent Select Tournament, playing for the Worldwide Renegades. They came in second place.

In addition to Philadelphia, Brown said he has tournaments scheduled in Memphis, South Carolina and Las Vegas on July.


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