Liberty men's basketball signee John Brown was recently named to the NJCAA All-America List.
Liberty men's basketball's latest signee, John Brown, recently earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-America second team honors, as announced by the association. Brown, a 6-5 guard transferring from Roane Sate Community College, is the first player in the school's history to receive All-America honors.
"He came to us as a post defense/rebounding role player and started building a new offensive skill," Roane State head coach Randy Nesbit noted. "It will be very interesting to see how he continues to progress as an offensive perimeter player."
Prior to being named an All-American, Brown became the most recent player signed by Liberty head men's basketball coach Dale Layer to attend Liberty in the 2010-2011 academic year. While taking the court for the Roane State Raiders last season, the Savannah, Ga., native averaged a double-double, posting 16.7 points and grabbing 11.0 boards per contest. Along with his skill set, Nesbit says Brown is also bringing a few intangibles to Liberty. "John has the character and academic drive that every coach wants in a player, which produces leadership on the court and excellent representation for his institution," he stated.
Along with Brown, Layer has also signed four other players over the course of the two signing periods, that will join the Flames' roster this fall – Chris Johnson (G, 6-5, 195, North Preston, Nova Scotia), Sommy Ogukwe (F, 6-7, 195, Abuja, Nigeria)and early signees John Caleb Sanders (G, 6-0, 170, Houston, Texas) and Stephen Baird (F, 6-8, 190, San Antonio, Texas).
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