Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Brown scores 23 points in high school all-star game

While most people were likely observing high school basketball phenom LeBron James at the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game on Wednesday in Cleveland, some others were staring fixedly at two MSU recruits.

Guards Brandon Cotton and Shannon Brown showed off their skills at the contest.

Troy Jackson, Brown's coach at Proviso East High in Illinois, said Brown was impressive.

"Shannon played real well, like I expected him to," Jackson said. "He's a well-rounded young man and he has a perfect game. Even if something he did was spectacular, it wouldn't surprise me."

Brown led the West team with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field, and he added three rebounds and three assists. Guard Brandon Cotton, a fellow MSU recruit, finished the night with one point, three rebounds and three assists for the West.

In his senior season, Brown was a force at Proviso East. He led the team with 27.6 points per game while shooting 52 percent from the field. He also tallied 193 assists and 44 blocks.

He scored 42 points against rival Proviso West High earlier this month in a playoff game, and netted a career-high 50 points in a game his junior season.

Kristofer Karol

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