College coach who recruited Jaylen Brown praised Finals MVP for maturity at young age

The former No. 3 overall pick back in 2016 has made it all the way to the top of the NBA.
Jaylen Brown got high praise from a coach who was part of his collegiate recruiting journey
Jaylen Brown got high praise from a coach who was part of his collegiate recruiting journey / Elsa/GettyImages

Jaylen Brown has done it — he's an NBA champion. What's even cooler is that he earned the NBA Finals MVP award, a well-deserved honor that had his name written all over it. No matter what the fans, media, and whoever had to say about Brown's capabilities in the league (particularly his left hand) can offer a moment of silence to the champion.

Brown has come a long, long way from college where he attended the University of California and then entered the 2016 NBA Draft being selected after Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, respectively.

Now, eight years later he has hoisted up his first-ever Larry O'Brien Trophy towards all of TD Garden in triumph. Brown's performance has led to a former assistant coach from college speaking about his present success.

"He was one of the most mature and intelligent kids that I ever recruited," one assistant coach involved in the process told CBS Sports. "You felt that you were speaking with real people, the questions were authentic, and it was like dealing with a mature adult."

The two-way player has always kept it 100% with what he says to the media and never became a phony at any point. His personality is commendable.

No. 7 played his tail off the entire postseason from hitting clutch shots, particularly in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals, and being the best teammate the Celtics organization could ask for.

Jaylen Brown's 2024 postseason at a glance

Brown averaged 37.2 minutes per game as he scored 23.9 points, grabbed 5.9 rebounds and passed for 3.3 assists. He was an all-around player who drew the assignment of Luka Doncic at times during the NBA Finals — never backing down from the challenge.

For Celtics fans and NBA lovers in general, they can respect the efforts given by the 27-year-old and the best part about it is that this could just be the start of a dynasty.

Congrats to Jaylen Brown and Cs for obtaining Banner No. 18, topping the Los Angeles Lakers for the most championships in NBA history.