Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A bit more on Daquan Brown

From Michelle Gardner in the San Bernardino Sun, here's a bit more on Daquan Brown (this is the first PTW has seen Boise State as in the mix):

"Barstow College basketball standout Daquan Brown is headed to Fresno State. Brown was an All-Foothill Conference selection, averaging 11.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in helping the Vikings to their first playoff berth.

Brown, 21, also visited San Jose State, Pepperdine and Boise State before choosing the Bulldogs.

"It just seemed like the best place for me," he said.

Brown, who plans to major in criminology, had originally signed with Oklahoma State out of high school but didn't get through the academic clearinghouse. He ended up at Barstow through the school's assistant coach Kenneth Roy, who knew him from the AAU circuit.

"I thought my basketball career was over so it's nice to be going on to a Division I school," he said. "Everything worked out in the end."

Fresno State went 14-17 overall this past season, but just named a new head coach last month in Rodney Terry, a former assistant at Texas.

Brown's decision gives the Vikings two Division I players. Earlier, guard La Vanne Pennington decided on San Jose State."

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