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Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mercer Island, Wash.

High School:
Mercer Island HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
06/24/1979

Experience:
3V

University of Washington
Three-year scholarship player who originally joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 1997-98 season. Received a scholarship prior to his sophomore year, in the fall of 1998 ... Excellent shooter with range well beyond the 3-point line ... Sixteen of his 24 career field goals and 60 of his 82 career field goal attempts were from 3-point range ... One of two current Huskies whose fathers played in the NBA for the Seattle Sonics, joining Marlon Shelton (Lonnie Shelton) ... Wears No. 32, the same number his father Fred wore and was retired by the Sonics ... His father, Fred Brown, starred at Iowa before a playing his entire 13-year NBA career in Seattle. Fred was a 1976 NBA All-Star and is the Sonics' all-time scoring leader with 14,018 points, including a franchise single-game record 58 points at Golden State in 1974 ... Older brother, Terik Brown, was a standout guard at Oregon from 1995-99.

1999-2000 (Junior)--Played in 21 games, including 15 Pac-10 contests ... Tallied nine points and three assists against top-ranked Stanford (Feb. 26, 2000).

1998-99 (Sophomore)--Played 14 games, including nine Pac-10 contests ... Registered three 3-pointers at UCLA (Feb. 27) ... Amassed nine points and four assists in only 11 minutes at UCLA (Feb. 27).

1997-98 (Freshman)--Played 14 games, including seven Pac-10 contests and the NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Richmond ... Hit three 3-pointers, one at home against Arizona, one on the road at Arizona and one against Old Dominion ... Nine of his 12 points came on those 3-pointers ... Played double-figure minutes against Arizona in Seattle, totalling three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 12 minutes.

Mercer Island High School
Three-year basketball letterman at perennial Washington state power Mercer Island coached by Ed Pepple ... Was voted the MVP of the 1997 Washington state Class AAA Tournament, helping the Islanders to the championship ... Mercer Island won the championship game 57-51, dealing the only loss of the season to a Mount Vernon team that featured Brown's current Husky teammate Grant Leep ... His performance during the 1997 state semifinals is legendary among the Washington prep ranks ... Amassed 31 points, including 19 during the final six minutes, of a victory over Prairie in the state semifinals ... Helped Mercer Island to a 1995 third-place state finish his sophomore season ... Also played baseball, earning three letters as a first baseman and outfielder ... Twice earned All-KingCo Conference baseball honors ... Captained the baseball team as a senior ... Named the team MVP his senior season during which he batted .353 ... Voted Most Inspirational Player as a junior and senior.

Coach Bender on Brown
"We should have made the commitment earlier that he was the backup point guard last year. The amount of time that Bryan spent at point guard last year gave him an idea of what it was like and he responded very well. He needs to establish himself again with that point guard mentality from day one become the leader in that position. He did a very good job with it. He really addressed his conditioning and his body has completely changed with what he did during the off-season."

Brown's Washington Statistics

YEAR    GP/GS  FG-A  PCT 3PT-A  PCT FT-A  PCT REB-AVG PTS-AVG AST TO BLK ST MIN
1998     14/0  4-16 .250  3-11 .333  1-3 .333   5-0.4  12-0.9   3  7   1  3  62
1999     14/0  7-19 .368  6-17 .353  2-4 .500   7-0.5  22-1.6   6  8   0  2  53
2000     21/0 13-47 .277  7-32 .219 10-15.667  18-0.9  43-2.0  21 26   0  7 193
Totals   49/0 24-82 .293 16-60 .267 13-22.591  30-0.6  77-1.6  30 41   1 12 308
Washington Men's Basketball
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