(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - Dawson Community College men's basketball coach Joe Peterson announced the signing of 6'8" 220 lb forward Kennedy Brown out of Bogan High School in Chicago, Illinois who will join the team in January in time for the season opener.
Brown played his sophomore year of high school at Evergreen Park in Illinois and his last two years at Bogan High School. His junior year, they finished 30-3 and lost in the state championship game.
Brown has been attending a prep school in the fall semester, but with some of the fall-out from COVID-19, he decided junior college might be his best option. According to him, "I didn't know how the rest of the year would play out and with this year being a wash for the NJCAA, I felt Junior College was the right way to go so I could get started in college academically and athletically."
He is an active post who runs the floor well and finishes at the rim. Brown has a quick second jump and really rebounds well in traffic. Brown went on to add, "I picked Dawson because I felt like I was really wanted and I felt like I can come in with great attitude and help this team win. Coach Peterson made me feel like I was a part of the family."
He will be joining a group of mostly freshman on the Buccaneer squad that has had a busy fall with practices and 10 scrimmages.
Coach Peterson was pleased with the addition, "I loved Kennedy the first time I saw his film and even more after talking with him on the phone. He is an intelligent and driven young man that will bring some maturity to our program to go along with his athleticism and ability to rebound and score. We already have a good team that is ready to build on what we accomplished last year, but Kennedy will make us even better. We've been looking for another big to add to this recruiting class since July and our patience paid off. Typically we can't add players at semester in basketball, but because COVID pushed back the start of the season, we are able to do that this year."
The Bucs will return to practice on January 4th and begin their season on January 20th at Miles Community College.