With the goal of many collegiate athletes wanting to make it to the next level, the athletics department at Mt. San Jacinto College has reason to cheer as former men’s basketball player, Carl Brown, recently signed a professional basketball contract. Brown, who played for the Eagles from 2015-2017 before earning a scholarship to California State University Northridge, signed with the Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.
During his time with MSJC, Brown helped the Eagles to a pair of Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division titles and a two-year record of 48-17. The former MSJC standout also earned All-PCAC honors after his sophomore season, and in his Eagle career made 144 three-point shots and scored 673 points. Brown averaged just short of 13 points a game his sophomore year and went on to average over five points per game his junior season at Northridge.
The Rattlers, who are the defending champions of the CEBL, are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and are one of seven teams in the league. The rules limit each team in the CEBL to 30% or less of their roster being comprised of non-Canadian players. The 2020 season in set to start in late July.
Brown is the latest in a long tradition of former Eagles who have moved on to play professionally all over the world. A condensed list of former Eagles who have played, or are playing professionally, includes Jamaal Tinsley (NBA), Dwayne Benjamin (Mexico), Josh Gouch (Finland), Sam Williams (Germany), Roosevelt Adams (Philippines), Lorenzo Keeler (Mexico), Melvin Goins (Greece), Dejuan Flowers (Lithuania), Marcus Sikes (Brazil) and Dane Johnson (Turkey).
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