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Essence Brown is a 2014 combo guard at Calvin Coolidge High in DC. The 5'7" baller carries a 4.0 GPA around with her and is being recruited by several D1 schools. She is articulate and bright and she shared her story with 695Hoops.com
695: How did you start playing ball and how old were you?
Essence: I started playing basketball because it was pretty much a family sports I saw all the males in my family playing so I thought I would try it. I started around the age of 10.
695: Have you played any other sports?
Essence: I cheered for a couple years because the school I went to didn't allow girls on the basketball team. Then I went to play soccer, after that the track coach referred me to run track and I became a natural. I entered middle school and it was a battle between basketball and track. It was not until my first year in high school did I realize that basketball was where I really wanted to be.
695: Where did you grow up?
Essence: I grew up a couple places. I was born in Georgia, but my mom,grandmother and I moved to DC for my grandmother's career. I lived in North East DC, South East DC and Seat Pleasant, Maryland. We're basically an on the go family.
695: What other hobbies do you have besides sports?
Essence: I like drawing and fixing computers. I'm kind of a technology person. I try to fix anything that's broken.
695: What do you want to add to your game for the next level?
Essence: As I prepare for the next level, I want to become a more versatile player. I want to continue to improve my left hand, see the floor, and recognize better shots. Whether I should shoot it or make the extra pass for my teammates to shoot. I want to become a triple threat knocking down the shot, getting to the basket and finishing, and attracting the defense on the penetration to create open jump shots for my teammates.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
695: Thanks for your time.
Essence: Thank you.
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