Saturday, April 12, 2008

Parrish Brown Joins the Elgin Racers

Parrish Brown (2005-07), who had been playing in Germany this winter, returns to the United States to play for the International Basketball League's (IBL) Elgin Racers (of Elgin, Illinois). The Racers put out a press release (PDF), and the story was covered in the Suburban Chicago Courier News:
Former University of Maryland guard Parrish Brown has signed with the Elgin Racers.

Brown, a 6-1 guard, played two years at Maryland after two seasons at Kennedy King Junior College. Brown averaged 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. At Maryland, Brown played both guard positions, and was one of the team leaders in free-throw percentage. During Brown's senior season, Maryland finished 25-9 advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Racers president/coach Michael Murphy said: "The organization is very excited that Parrish will be wearing a Racer jersey for us this spring. He has an outstanding background and has played against the best competition the college game has to offer. We expect him to be a force on both ends of the floor."

The IBL consists of 18 teams, mostly in the U.S., but as the league's name implies, there are international teams in Canada, Holland, and China this season. Their regular season runs from early April to late June.

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