Outstanding Athlete Commits to Stay in NEO

From Viking to Flash
Posted on 06/20/2022
Image of Michael Brown Jr.Kent State University at Tuscarawas is announcing the signing of a 2021 Akron North High School graduate to their basketball team.

On June 13, Michael Brown Jr. signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles.

Brown, primarily a shooting guard/point guard, was a four-year letter winner for the Vikings. He also earned First Team All-City League (ACL) as a junior and senior and was North's leading scorer in the 2021 season. He was named Honorable Mention ACL as a freshman and sophomore and received the Momentum Award and Lou Hosfield Award after his senior season. As a senior, his team tied for first place in the regular season ACL Series. Brown is also very accomplished in track & field where he also earned four letters and was an ACL Series Champion in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet 4-¾ inches. As a thinclad, he earned the 2019 Impact Player Award, the Breakout Performance and Most Improved Player awards in 2021, along with a First Team All ACL award. He finished on the Second Team ACL in the 400m relay and 300m hurdles.

Academically, he was on the Akron North Merit Roll and carried a GPA higher than 3.0 for most of his high school career. He also earned a first place DECA Award, the Valiant Viking Award and the Rising Star Award.

He will pursue a Bachelor's in Business Management at Kent State Tuscarawas.

"Michael Brown is a very accomplished young man who also happens to be wise beyond his years," said Richard Tharp, Head Basketball Coach for Kent State Tuscarawas. "Michael is a gifted athlete who doesn't back down from a challenge and is always seeking a way to improve upon himself and his game. He has great maturity, quickness, sees the open floor and is a proven winner."

Kent State Tuscarawas is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

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