Sunday, April 21, 2013

Terrell Brown Commits to Montana State

Montana State picked up a commitment last week from junior college wing man Terrell Brown. Brown is very familiar to MSU staff, as assistant head coach Shawn Dirden originally recruited him to the University of South Dakota. Brown redshirted his first year at USD, then transferred when Dirden left, spending a year at Otero Junior College. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

According to Gidal Kaiser, Brown said he felt the love from the MSU staff:

“They’ve been following me the whole year, and I just felt comfortable when I went on my visit. I’ve never had a head coach of a program really have me as their guy, and Montana State pretty much showed me that love. They really need somebody at that position and they really want me, too. That’s pretty much what went into my decision.”
He had a productive first year, showing that he could score from the outside and impact a game in different ways:

Huse also lauded Brown for production at Otero, where he averaged 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game while earning First Team All-Region 9 honors while landing as runner-up for region player of the year. “He is a proven player, having earned first team honors in an outstanding region, and he comes from a highly successful program and played for an outstanding coach in Houston Reed. I also like that he has been in a Division I program and the time demands associated with being a player at this level won't require a significant adjustment.” Brown also shot 41.4% from the floor, 35.3% from the three-point circle and 84% from the free throw line.
He was also lauded by his junior college coach for his character, as he talked about his impact on his teammates, hard work, and work in school. He is a lefty that reportedly has a good pull-up game. The fact that he will have three years left is a big plus.

Like many of the junior college signings of the Bobcats over the past couple years, he appears to be a solid player, capable of making an impact on the court. The key will be off the court, where many of the JUCO players have had major issues adjusting. Judging from the quotes from the coaches (both at MSU and his JUCO coach), as well as his history with Dirden, Brown seems like a good bet to have a positive impact on the Bobcats program.

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