OMAHA, Neb. – The College of Saint Mary basketball team has added another strong player to its roster for the 2017-18 season with the signing of Jay’la Brown.
Brown is a 6-0 post player from Henderson, Nev. The daughter of Jerry Brown and Tanya King graduated from Basic High School in Henderson in 2015. She then attended Southeast Community College and will transfer to CSM this fall.
In high school Brown was her team MVP for four seasons, was first team all-conference twice, all-conference honorable mention once and was named her school’s female athlete of the year her senior season.
“Jay’la Brown is the post presence that we have been missing,” CSM Coach Jesse Flanagan said. “She is your prototypical back to the basketball post player. When she gets the ball on the block she is very difficult to handle. She also has the ability to be a nasty rebounder.
“I truly believe that Jay’la has the ability to be one of the best post players in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.”
Flanagan said Brown will also be a great addition to College of Saint Mary off the court.
“Off the court Jay’la will be studying education at CSM,” Flanagan said. “She is a very caring and compassionate person and I can’t wait to have Jay’la on campus.”
Brown says her favorite sports hero is Magic Johnson. Her hobbies include reading, writing, cleaning and watching a whole Netflix series in one day. She’s excited to join the Flames in the fall.
“CSM is so welcoming,” Brown said. “Coach Jesse Flanagan is a great mentor and I can’t wait to be coached by him.”
|Jay'la Brown||Basketball||Post||6-0||Henderson, Nev.||Southeast CC|
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