Mens Basketball Signs Transfer Guard
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DENTON – The 2021 U.S. Conference tournament champion North Texas men’s basketball team have signed transfer goalie Rasheed Browne.
The 6-foot-2 goalie from Philadelphia comes to UNT from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and will be a junior redshirt this coming season for the Mean Green. Browne missed most of last season with medical difficulties, but played six games – started all six. He averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game last season. He was 5 of 12 (.417) from the bottom of those six games.
Prior to playing for the Islanders, Browne spent two seasons at Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania. He averaged 13.9 points, 9.6 assists and 3.8 steals per game in the 31 games of the 2019-20 season.
After the first week of last season, Browne was named honorable mention for Southland Conference Player of the Week.
Browne’s first game with the Islanders last season was a great introduction. He scored 20 points in 33 minutes and was 6 of 7 in the field as he led TAMUCC to a 64-53 victory over Texas A&M International. He continued to have strong performances for the Islanders until his late season struggles, including an 11-point, eight-rebound performance against Texas State.
Browne joins a Mean Green team that has just had one of their most successful seasons in program history. UNT won the 2021 United States Conference Championship to win their fourth NCAA tournament bid. They were seeded No. 13 in the tournament, which is the highest they have ever ranked in Big Dance. In the 2021 NCAA tournament, North Texas defeated fourth-seeded Purdue in the first round, 78-69 in overtime. It was the program’s first-ever victory in an NCAA tournament and the first time they’ve beaten a Top 25 AP team since 1971.
UNT sacks two starters from their championship squad and Browne is expected to compete for a starting role.
Browne grew up in Philadelphia and attended Neumann Goretti High School where he was a three-time state champion. He was a second-team player in all leagues, leading his team to three Catholic League titles. He played AAU ball for Team Philly and the team final with coaches Albert Crockett and Vaughn Covington.