Head coach Larry Brown, Jerrance Howard and SMU have scored a huge verbal from the state of Illinois and have landed Proviso East star Sterling Brown.
Brown, a 6'4 wing, is one of the most versatile prospects in the country for the 2013 recruiting class and is the younger brother of Phoenix Suns star Shannon Brown.
Brown committed while on his official visit to the SMU campus this weekend.
Brown competed on the travel team circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire and was instrumental as a junior in leading Proviso East to an undefeated regular season before they fell in the 4A state title game to Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon.
He is a huge recruiting get for SMU and is likely the first of many Illinois prospects to land in Dallas with Howard and former Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich on staff.