Gary Browne caught a flight yesterday morning to Orlando, got picked up by an assistant coach from Arlington Country Day School, "ACDS" and then drove two hours to Jacksonville, Florida. When he arrived to the school the team was practicing. Gary wasted no time showing his new coaches and teammates that he was ready to "run the show" and transition into his new role as a leader and point guard. He stretched out, "laced them up" and then went to work. Gary had been waiting for this moment for a long time.
IPRB spoke to Gary last night and while he was tired and drained from a long day of travel and practice he was excited about his decision to leave and his new situation." I feel really good, the coaches are really cool, my teammates are great and we have tons of talent on this team. The coaches gave me some plays which have me coming off of high screens which is great for me. I feel real comfortable with the ball in my hands and have no pressure on me at all. I'm just going to go out and have fun and work hard.
IPRB confirmed that Gary impressed everyone including ACDS Head Coach, Rex Morgan. Said a person who was at practice yesterday,"Gary came right in and showed that he belonged. He communicated and showed he was a leader, made great decisions with the ball and really gained the respect of his teammates. The coach who picked him up at the airport handed him a playbook when he picked him up and by the time Gary got on the floor he had a pretty good grasp of most of the plays. He has a high basketball IQ and that coupled with his natural ability should allow him to thrive in Coach Morgans' system."
ACDS travels to Charlotte, NC tomorrow to play in the Iverify Invitational Tournament and will play both Friday and Saturday. Saturday's match up is against Norcross High School which is ranked in the top 10 Nationally. It will be the first of many tests for Gary this year.