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Miami-Dade BB: Justin Brown Represents Dade-County With Memorable Senior Season

In his final season of eligibility, Justin Anthony Brown left his mark at St. Thomas University, leading the team to a record 22-6 record.

The former Westminster Christian alumni was St. Thomas’ leading scorer, averaging 22.1 points-per-game, ranking 15th among all NAIA athletes. Justin Brown hit 620 total points, 209 field goals, and 62 three-pointers.

Brown also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 steals.

Justin earned his second consecutive First-Team Sun Conference honors and recently was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

The former HoopMIA All-Star led St. Thomas to their first 20-win season since the 2017-2018 season. St. Thomas’ season came to an end in the Sun Conference Championship, falling to Southeastern University (23-8), 78-73.

Brown finished with 28 points in the Championship loss.

These numbers have always been in Brown’s bag, ever since his days at Westminster Christian, under Head Coach PJ Brown.

Averaging 27.9 points-per-game, Justin Brown earned firsts team Class 4A All-State honors. Brown led Miami-Dade in points a night.

Those numbers paved the way for Brown to commit to UNC Asheville, spending 2 seasons before transferring to play in his hometown at St. Thomas.

“I am most proud of the support system that I had around me in high-school,” said Brown. “my Head Coach PJ Brown saw talent in me that I never knew I had in myself and pushed me everyday. Ever since then, the sky was the limit and then my 9th grade year I started telling myself I want to be a great basketball player and worked at it everyday.”

Justin led Westminster to a Regional Championship, defeating Saint Andrews, 60-57. Westminster concludes their 2015-2016 season with a 22-11 record, going 8-1 in league play.

“I think basketball in Miami has shaped me become to player I am by never letting me rest or settle,” said Brown. “Even though Miami didn’t have the best skill basketball players, it was still competitive because everybody played with a chip on their shoulder and nothing was easy.“

Brown’s basketball career is far from over as he is expected to go overseas. St Thomas’ Head Coach D.P. Harris gave Brown some high praise, saying, “I have coached 25-players that have gone into professional basketball, and Justin is talented enough to play overseas.“

Wherever your future holds, Miami-Dade basketball can’t thank you enough, Justin!

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