J'Covan Brown Scoring Big at New School

J'Covan Brown can score. Period. Whether it's at Beaumont Kelly or Port Arthur Memorial. Whether it's 38 points or 27.5 points per contest. The 6-foot-3 junior guard can put points on the board - and that's exactly what he's done as he's led his new team to an 8-0 start.

Ok, so what if J'Covan Brown is way off on his scoring average. All that really matters is that his new team, Port Arthur Memorial (Texas), has gotten off to an 8-0 start.

Brown, who transferred from Beaumont Kelly prior to the season, has put up gaudy numbers – whether it's 38 points per game (his estimation) or the 27.5 points we calculated using the local newspaper.

``My season's gone well so far," said the 6-foot-3, 185-pound junior guard. "My dad wanted me to play for a good coach and that's why I transferred."

Brown can score the ball in a variety of different ways and that's exactly what he's been doing thus far with the Titans.

He started the season with 31 in an upset over Beaumont Ozen, then put 50 on Westfield. He then scored 23 against Beaumont Central, had 29 in a win over Smiley, then had consecutive games of 13 points before putting up 29 and 32 in victories over Crosby and Galena Park.

``I'm starting to do more than just score," Brown said. "I'm starting to rebound and block shots. I'm playing a lot at the four, so I'm having to guard 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7 guys."

Brown realizes that some schools have decided to take a wait-and-see approach because of his fiery attitude that in the past has had him yelling at referees and teammates.

``I've changed," Brown said. "My parents kept getting on me about talking back, so I listened to what they said and have changed my attitude."

Brown said that the three schools that stand out right now at Texas, Baylor, LSU and Arizona.

``I'll make a decision after track season next year," Brown said. "I'm not sure yet. I want to go somewhere I can get a good education that will help me later on in life."

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