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Brown to run rule over talent

Tommy Brown, the head coach of Lee University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be looking to recruit local players during a skills clinic at Mount St Agnes.

The two-day clinic, which runs from September 25 to 26, is being organised by Wolfpack Hoops which is sanctioned by the Bermuda Basketball Association and Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation.

Charles Peters, the director of Wolfpack Hoops, believes there is a good chance that a Bermudian player will be recruited by Brown, who has spent 11 seasons as head coach of the Lee University men’s basketball programme in Cleveland.

“Coach Brown is coming to Bermuda specifically to recruit players for his university and I know that we have a few players here who are ready for the opportunity,” Peters said.

“Many of our players have now had a full year working with us on their skills and the time has come for us to showcase our young athletes to coaches from the US.

“This marks yet another first for Bermuda and our elite player development programme as we have been able to present outstanding opportunities directly to Bermuda’s basketball community.”

Brown, a graduate of Boyd-Buchanan High School, is one of several North American college coaches who are scheduled to travel to the Island in search of potential scholarship athletes this year.

“This is only the beginning as we have other college coaches scheduled to visit Bermuda this year to recruit both the boys and girls from schools in the US and Canada,” Peters added.

A native of Chattanooga Tennessee, Brown compiled a 234-90 record as head coach of Lee men’s basketball team and has an overall record of 369-191 in his 18-year coaching career.

He is also a past Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and Victory Sports NAIA Division I Coach of the Year award winner.

Wolfpack Elite is a basketball player development programme that focuses on individual player and skill development.

For more details about how to register online for the upcoming coaching clinic contact coach Peters at charles@wolfpackhoops.com.