Argos Secure Transfer Wing Player Jon Brown

first_img“Jon gives us another quality wing player and comes in with a year of college experience and knows what it takes to play at this level. He needs to be an immediate impact player for us on both ends of the floor.  Jon is a very competitive player and has been well coached throughout his career.”    “I feel this is a great opportunity for me academically and athletically,” Brown said. “When I decided to look at other options to continue my college career, I knew a lot about UWF because of the Laatsch family and from seeing them in the GSC. I really like how they played and decided to see if they were looking for a player in my position. I am thrilled that it worked out and I am looking forward to the new start at UWF.” “Jon Brown is a terrific player who is a big wing that will give us some versatility,” Burkhamer said. “Jon scores the ball getting to the rim and with his jump shot. He is physically ready for the battles in the Gulf South Conference and is an excellent offensive rebounder and defender. We are looking for him to fill the void left by senior Marvin Jones. Brown, who played for Chris Laatsch – father of current UWF graduate assistant coach Jason Laatsch – in high school, was selected to play in the Alabama High School North-South All-Star Game and the Alabama-Georgia All-Star Game. He helped lead the Huskies to consecutive Top-10 finishes at the Alabama Class 6A state tournament, including a runner-up showing in 2016-17. PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF men’s basketball head coach Jeff Burkhamer announced today that Jon Brown, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing player from Helena, Alabama has signed to play at UWF beginning in the 2018-2019 season. Brown is transferring from former Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama where he redshirted during the 2017-18 season. The athletic guard was an All-State and All-County performer at Helena High School. Brown averaged 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.2 blocks per game his senior year, which also included a school-record 39 points against Minor HS in the 2017 Jefferson/Shelby County Basketball Tournament.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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