HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University athletic department has launched a #0Gravity microsite highlighting men’s basketball forward John Brown’s program-defining accomplishments and electrifying skill set.
Fans who visit the site (johnbrown.highpointpanthers.com) can learn about Brown’s preseason accolades and career honors, check out some of his highlight-reel dunks and blocks, and hear what media and opposing head coaches are saying about the HPU star.
Visitors also can read about Brown’s resilient path to High Point University in feature stories from Sports Illustrated, NBCSports.com and the Greensboro News & Record.
Brown is the nation’s No. 2 active scorer (1,964 career points) and leads all players nationally in career field goals made (749). He ranks in the top-50 nationally in 2015-16 in field goals made (105), free throws made (74), blocked shots (31), field goal percentage (.574) and scoring (18.7 ppg).
He paces the Panthers this season in scoring, rebounding (7.2 rpg), field goal percentage, blocks and steals (1.6 spg). Brown also is averaging a career-best 2.4 assists per game and shooting 71.2 percent from the free throw line.
A 2016 Lou Henson preseason All-America selection, Brown was named the preseason Big South Player of the Year for the third-straight campaign. He is the only mid-major player on the Julius Erving Award Watch List, an accolade given annually to the best small forward in the nation.
In addition, he garnered Mid Major All-America honors from NBCSports.com and was named to the preseason All-Mid Major team by CollegeSportsMadness.com. He is ranked as the No. 56 player in the nation by SB Nation and checks in at No. 64 in CBSSports.com’s “Top 100” player rankings.
A 2014 AP All-America selection and the 2014 Big South Player of the Year, Brown was named to the NABC All-District Team in 2015 for the second-straight season – one of just 22 players nationally to accomplish the feat.
He is one of just four Big South players all time to have posted 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 100 blocks, 100 steals and 100 assists in a career and will most likely end his career as one of just two players in league history with 2,000 points, 800 rebounds, 150 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks.
Brown and the Panthers are 11-4 this season and 4-0 in the Big South for the first time since 2006-07. The Purple & White return to action Saturday (Jan. 9) vs. Presbyterian.