Brown Makes His Mark As A Hooper
Corinth, Miss., isn't exactly a hotbed or prime time stop for basketball recruiters. "It's up in the corner of Mississippi about 45 minutes from Tupelo," Corinth PG Brian Brown said.
The 5-10 guard did his best to help the New Orleans Jazz advance at the Big Time in Las Vegas and in the process opened the eyes of college recruiters with his play. Prior to Vegas, he was known primarily for his skill on the gridiron. Last year, he passed for 2,200 yards and ran for 700 more.
He says he'll likely sign a football grant but some schools are tugging at him to be a basketball player. The Mississippi schools – Mississippi State, Mississippi, Southern Miss – want him to play both. Ole Miss has offered for both sports. He has football interest from Notre Dame, Memphis, Auburn and Vanderbilt.
However, the Miami Hurricanes have made the bold move of offering a basketball grant.
"I've been starting in both sports since my freshman year. Quarterback and point guard. We won state [basketball] my sophomore year and broke out and had an undefeated season in football but lost in the second round of the playoffs last year."
On the hardwood, he averaged 13 points and 6 assists. On the football field, he runs a 4.40-yard dash and was once clocked on the track at 4.36. He's the leading passer in Corinth school history and his recruitment will depend on which route he eventually chooses.