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4:06 pm on 5 August 2022, Friday
Fil-American guard Jared Brown has committed to join Ateneo on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Brown will debut for Ateneo in UAAP Season 86, and he is eligible to play for up to three years.
Brown played for Westmont College, where he averaged 15.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists a game as a junior.
"I already knew the Ateneo program is so big in the Philippines. I just wanted to be part of something special. It was a no-brainer because I knew what this opportunity was going to do for my career," he said via Zoom.
Brown played AAU basketball with current Blue Eagles forward Chris Koon in the US back in grade school.
He is also known for being a brother-in-law of NLEX guard Kris Rosales.
Overall, Brown is excited to play under head coach Tab Baldwin.
"He told me he's giving me an opportunity and it's my job to take full advantage of it. He's not guaranteeing me anything and that's what I like about it. I knew I got to compete and I don't want anything just given to me," he said.
"I'm trying to be a sponge to him and soak up all his knowledge."