ESPN / Hoopgurlz are reporting that Tricia Binford’s Montana State Women Bobcats have picked up another commitment from Symone Brown of (Richard) Gahr high school in Paramount, California. Brown is a 5-9 wing player who ESPN identifies as a guard prospect but I could also see her playing the small forward spot in Binford’s system.
Last season for Gahr high school she averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds 2 steals and 2 assists a game. She also shot close to 50% from the field, 74 % from the free-throw lines. I do not have her three point shooting percentages but she seems to be a solid three point threat but little streaky from that range. For her efforts she was named First team San Gabriel as well as First team ALL CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION / SCIBCA.
Brown plays much bigger than her 5-9 size. She has a nice combination athleticism and strength that allows her to over power other wing down low or take out side. Aside from scoring she is a solid rebounder and a very good defender.
Division One Scout (D1scout.com) Ranks her as the #19th “Top Recruits” in California 2011 class this year.
Here is quote from Elbert Kinnebrew Brown’s AAU coach for Cal Sparks
“Symone is an excellent defender, a strong rebounding guard, and a 3-point threat in transition offense,”
Brown is also an accomplished Saxophone player and you might want to check out this article.
I understand Brown is an excellent student and received a lot of interest from a number of higher end academic schools. Her final three schools were Montana State, Brown and Utah State, before committing to the Bobcats.