Daylin Brown

Brown

Freshman point guard Daylin Brown impressed in his first career high school game Tuesday, as South Central narrowly escaped First Flight in its season opener. Brown finished with a team-high 22 points and brought fans to their feet with his handles. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with Brown following the game about his experience, his game and his expectations for the season.

Q: You were pretty impressive in your first game. How did it feel being out there?

A: “It felt really good. It was a great team win and we all came together when we had to.”

Q: Were there any nerves going out there as a freshman and rolling with the varsity squad?

A: “Oh yeah, there were nerves. The nerves came in at the start of the game, but first game through it all felt pretty good.”

Q: What was it like coming in in the offseason and joining the squad as a fresh face?

A: “Coming in, they made me work hard. I had to earn everything with these guys.”

Q: For people who have never seen you play, how do you describe your game?

A: “I describe myself as a quick, fast-paced guard who is strong off ball screens.”

Q: What are your expectations for yourself this season?

A: “I want to be a leader for this team. I want us to push ourselves and go as far as we possibly can.”

Q: What advice would you give to a younger athlete who wants to be in your position?

A: “Work hard. Nothing is given to you, so you have to fight for everything you want.”

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter.