UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
One-year letterman who joined the team in October 2000 as an invited walk-on ... Played limited minutes last season and should see increased playing time this year ... A tall athletic guard who has tremendous shooting range ... Father, Dave Brown, was a standout NFL cornerback who was inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor in 1992. After playing his collegiate football at Michigan, Dave played on the 1975 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers before being picked by Seattle in the 1976 expansion draft. He started all 159 games he played for the Seahawks from 1976-86 and recorded 50 career interceptions. He was a 1984 Pro Bowl participant with Seattle and concluded his career in Green Bay from 1987-92. 2000-01 (Freshman)--Participated in 18 games, including 13 Pac-10 contests ... Totaled 27 points and 13 rebounds while averaging 4.3 minutes per game ... A fine outside shooter who converted 3-of-8 attempts from 3-point range ... Tallied his collegiate career-high of six points at USC (Jan. 6) during a season-high 15 minutes of play.
WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterman in basketball ... An honorable mention all-state honoree in 2000 ... Averaged 20.2 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block per game his senior season ... Also selected to the KingCo All-Conference first team and all-area team after leading the league in scoring ... Totalled 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior ... Also played football for the Falcons ... An All-KingCo selection at wide receiver after scoring five touchdowns his senior season ... Led KingCo in interceptions as a defensive back with seven ... Attended the Five Star Basketball Camp in 1999 ... A member of the academic Honor Roll ... Graduated with 3.3 grade point average ... Interested in a career as a businessman.
COACH BENDER ON STERLING BROWN
"Had there been more opportunities to get him on the court last year, he would have taken advantage of them. Now he is poised to do just that. Sterling has an uncanny ability to find a way to score. He is one of those natural scorers who you just put on the floor and he can find a way to score. Certainly we have had our problems offensively, so anybody that can bring that to our team is going to be invaluable. What we've worked with Sterling in the off-season to develop is to have the mentality to be a defensive player who can guard a lot of different people because of his size. We would like to see him be able to guard anyone from a big guard to maybe even a point. If he develops that then all of a sudden his scoring becomes a huge bonus. You've got a guy who can put the ball in the basket and at the same time is somewhat of a stopper."