“Hard worker that gives 100 percent effort every time he is on the court and will lay his body on the line for his team.” Ada Head Boys Basketball Coach Kyle Caufield
VYPE: What does your team and teammates mean to you?
Brown: My teammates are important to me because of the way a team functions. When one person is down or having an off night, the team can pick him up and bring him along. We all feed off each other and figuring out what works is part of creating the magic. Also, being on a team keeps me in check. I’m really not better than anyone else. My team keeps me humble.
VYPE: You’ve been called the unsung hero of this team, what does that mean to you and how do you define that term?
Brown: To be called the unsung hero of the team is a very honoring statement. I haven’t always been this guy. To be honest, I use to want all the glory and thought a lot of myself. As I have grown and had the privilege to play high school ball, I’ve realized that my game is as only good as the work I give. To be successful I have to leave it all on the court in practice and during games. When I started playing high school basketball my freshman year, my mom sent me a video of Buzz Williams talking to his team. He described one of his players as an everyday guy. That resonated with me because that is what I strive to be. The guy who loves the game and gives it his all but is also a good teammate. I want to be an everyday guy-it’s not always easy but it’s what I desire to be on and off the court.
VYPE: What grade are you in and what are your plans after you graduate?
Brown: I am a junior. My plans for after graduation seem far away. Sometimes I want to keep playing ball, sometimes I just want to go to college, and other times I’m ready to go straight to work. So, I really don’t know, but I do know that I believe in myself. I have faith that God has a plan for my life and it will be good.