COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Men’s Basketball signed Huntsville, Alabama, native Kobe Brown to its 2019 recruiting class, head coach Cuonzo Martin announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 forward from Lee High School is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com. Brown signed his financial aid agreement and officially joins the Tigers’ talented crop of new comers alongside fellow four-stars Tray Jackson and Mario McKinney, Jr.
A versatile scorer, Brown poured in 24.1 points per game as a senior in 2018-19, adding 12.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. He was a 2019 Alabama Sportswriters Association First-Team All-State honoree and earned USA Today All-USA Alabama First-Team recognition. Additionally, Brown was tabbed the AL.com Huntsville Region Player of the Year.
“Kobe is a do-it-all guy who can stretch the floor as a forward with his shooting ability,” Martin said. “He’s an excellent passer and has a great feel for the game on both ends. He’s won at a high level and, most importantly, he has the work ethic and drive to succeed that fits our program. We’re very excited to get him here in a few weeks and go to work this summer.”
After racking up Alabama Class 5A Player of the Year honors as a junior, he was a Class 6A Player of the Year finalist this past season. Brown led Lee to more than 20 wins in 2018-19, including an area championship.
Despite battling flu-like symptoms for weeks down the stretch of his senior campaign, Brown helped Lee rip off three postseason wins, highlighted by a 30-point outburst in the area title game. In his final high school game, he put together a 28-point, 13-rebound outing in a four-point loss to the eventual state champion.
Brown averaged 20.9 points, 7.9 and 6.8 assists as a junior, steering Lee to a Northwest Regional championship game appearance. He earned 2018 ASWA Super First-Team All-State recognition.
Brown chose Mizzou over Minnesota, Penn State and Vanderbilt, among others. He and fellow signees Jackson and McKinney will join the Tigers in Columbia for the summer semester in June.
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