Simply the Best
Brown among top guards in SWC
unior Arlene Brown, starting point junior. In my decision to come here, I
guard for the Lady Cougars basketball looked at that they have wanted me
team, is in her third season with UH from the beginning, as soon as they
and continues to do well. heard about me."
If Jana Crosby is the Top Gun for the Williams said, "There was no ques-
Lady Cougars, then Arlene Brown is tion when you saw Arlene, as a soph-
the fighter jet which transports the gun. omore, that she was going to be a blue
She is the glue that holds the team chip, Division I recruit. Looking at the
together; the focused
floor leader who always
manages to get the ball
in the right place.
An early recruit for
the Lady Cougars,
Brown is fifth in the
SWC in assists. She had
122 last season, and over
100 this season. Brown
led the Coogs in steals
with 40,and is second in rebounds behind sophomore Darla Simpson, who
"She's, I think, one of the best all-
around guards in the conference,"
Head Coach Greg Williams said. Coach
Williams recruited Brown early in her
high school career. He first saw her
play as a sophomore. He began trying
to recruit her as a junior.
"When I saw her play, as a sophomore, right then I knew she was the
kind of player we needed in our program if we were going to compete with
Texas and the conference.
"She reminded me at that time of
Beverly Williams, who was a Kodak
Ail-American at Texas, athletically,"
Brown said, "Houston and Rice were
the first ones to recruit me while I was a
I just love
I love watching
him play, and I
recruiting class that year,
I think she was the best
all-around guard prospect in the state."
Brown is a sociology
major and intends to become a probation officer
in a small town, like her
hometown of Alvin.
There's no way that
I'll stay in Houston. If I
don't live in Alvin, I'll probably try to
live in small town similar to Alvin,"
Brown's older sister introduced her to
basketball. "I got into it through her. I
just love Magic Johnson. I love watching him play, and I love playing the
sport," said Brown.
Brown also said, "If I didn't excel in
basketball when I did, I don't think I
would have ever come to college. I was
thinking that once I got out of high
school, I was just going to work. Once I
started doing good in basketball, I
thought maybe I can go to college. ..
Then I started doing real well and opportunities came."
"We have a lot of talent. .. The team
is really close. We have to look forward
to reaching consistency," she said.
,rlene Brown takes it to the hoop on the fast
/mrlene shows that she is also a good
When I saw her play as
a sophmore, right then I
knew she was the kind
of player we needed in
our program if we were
going to compete with
Texas and the
Coach Greg Williams
rown is shocked when the ref calls a foul.
She's, I think, one of the
best all around guards
in the Southwest
Conference. She gives
our team that extra
Arlene catches a few extra seconds of rest.
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