HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University redshirt-senior forward John Brown is one of the top returning players in the nation heading into the 2015-16 season.
Brown – a 2015 Henson Award finalist, 2014 AP All-American and three-time NABC All-District selection – is the nation’s No. 3 returning scorer.
Top Returning Scorers In College Basketball
1. D.J. Balentine, Evansville (1,766 points)
2. Shawn Long, Louisiana-Lafayette (1,700)
3. John Brown, High Point University (1,680)
4. Jalan West, Northwestern State (1,567)
5. Damion Lee, Louisville (1,538)
6. Georges Niang, Iowa State (1,510)
7. Kyle Wilson, Army (1,483)
8. Marcus Paige, North Carolina (1,416)
9. Kellen Dunham, Butler (1,411)
10. James Woodard, Tulsa (1,404)
11. Sheldon McClellan, Miami (Fla.) (1,393)
12. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown (1,386)
13. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (1,379)
14. Stephen Croone, Furman (1,374)
15. A.J. English, Iona (1,372)
• He is one of just two players returning nationally to have posted 1,500 points and 600 rebounds in a career, joining Shawn Long of Louisiana-Lafayette.
• Brown is No. 1 amongst returning players nationally in field goals made:
Active NCAA Div. I Field Goals Made Leaders
1. John Brown, High Point University (646)
2. Shawn Long, Louisiana-Lafayette (639)
3. Jameel Warney, Stony Brook (612)
4. D.J. Balentine, Evansville (584)
• Brown is the No. 7 returner in college basketball in career scoring average (18.5 ppg).
Heading into his redshirt-senior campaign, Brown can accomplish a series of statistical feats:
• He needs 442 points to pass Nick Barbour (’12) and become HPU’s all-time Div. I scoring leader
• With 719 points, the Jacksonville, Fla., native will pass Gene Littles (’69) and become the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer in program history.
• Brown also can become HPU’s all-time leader in games started, games played, steals and field goals made while moving into the school’s top-5 in rebounding.
• He is one of just four players in Big South history to post at least 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 blocks and 100 steals in a season. He is a three-time, All-Big South First Team selection and was named the 2014 Big South Player of the Year
About the Panthers: The High Point University men’s basketball team is coming off a record-breaking 2014-15 season that saw the Panthers set new Div. I program records for wins (23), Big South wins (13), road wins (9) and Big South road wins (6). HPU advanced to the postseason for the third-straight year and earned its first ever postseason win with a victory over UMES in the CIT. HPU is the winningest Big South program over the past three years and is one of just six schools nationally to have won a regular season conference title in each of the past three campaigns (Gonzaga, Kansas, Stephen F. Austin, Davidson, Harvard).