SMU gets first 2013 recruit in Brown

New Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown landed his first verbal commitment from the the 2013 class on Sunday.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, shooting guard Sterling Brown (Chicago/Proviso East) pledged to the Mustangs. Brown held offers from Miami, Missouri, Xavier, Memphis, Northwestern, Providence and DePaul.

"This was just the best fit for him," his father, Chris, told the paper. "He feels he can learn, grow and develop as a player under Larry Brown. He's comfortable there. It's a great atmosphere there and a great opportunity for him."

Larry Brown coached Sterling's older brother Shannon Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA.