Jul 11, 2012
Stew's top 20: No. 15 - Mark Brown
Mark Brown was the epitome of a well-rounded point guard, capable of scoring in bunches from all over the court and a fantastic facilitator for the rest of the offense. His career average of 4.7 assists per game is the second best total among Stew Morrill's point guards (behind Kris Clark), as is his career 3-point percentage of 39.8 percent (behind Jared Quayle). He also had the third best average in steals with 1.2 per game.
All of that helped Brown burst onto the scene in a big way to start the 2002-03 season. In his first game as an Aggie, he scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists and four steals. He scored in double-figures in each of his first six games, while being a continuous threat in both dishing assists and getting to the free throw line over that span. And while he only scored in double-figures seven more times after those first six games, his assist totals went up accordingly, leaving no drop off in overall production. Put plainly, no other Aggie point guard came out of the gates to start their career as well as Brown did that season.
When it came to all-conference honors, Brown racked up a few of those, starting with being named an honorable mention selection to the all-Big West team in his junior season in 2002-03. Brown also was included on the Big West's all-tournament team that same year. As a senior, Brown was one of three Aggies on the all-Big West first team, joining Cardell Butler and Nate Harris.
With 62 games played and 62 games started, he's one of only two of Stew's point guards to start in ever game he played in during his career, and it's no mistake that both of those seasons with Brown at the helm produced fantastic results.