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It’s Division One for Brown

KSCB News - May 3, 2011 7:24 am

Heidi Brown Signs with K-State Women Basketball

Southwestern Heights High School announces that Heidi Brown will be a Lady Wildcat at K-State next year.

Last Thursday, Heidi signed her letter of intent on the campus of Kansas State University with Coach Deb Patterson to play with the Lady Wildcats basketball team next year. “Heidi is a very exciting player to watch. Her hard work and her dedication are hard to match.”

Heidi has great offensive skills. She scored 1,040 points over a four year career at Southwestern Heights with a 51.1 % shooting percentage. Heidi shot 47.6% her senior year from the 3-point line. She ended her high school career as the leading free throw shooter with 80.7%.

Heidi’s was asked to play point guard her senior year. Not only did she maintain her ability to score, but she averaged 6.2 assists per game. “Heidi has the ability to play all 5 positions on the court”, stated Coach Mellen. “She never cared about the position she had to plays; she just wanted the team to win.” Heidi helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a record of 83 and 8 over her four year career earning the State Championship Trophy in 2009.

Another area that Heidi excels in is Defense. She would always guard the opponent’s best player (their guard or forward). She has the ability to anticipate where the player is going and beat her to that spot.

Heidi had always dreamed of playing at the Division I basketball. She understands the commitment she is making. Some players will sign to play college basketball, and then they start working hard that next summer. But, Heidi has been spending each summer for the past six years to get to that level. Her summer schedule would start at 6:30 to 8:00 in the weight room, then from 8:00 to 10:00 open gym. She would come back to the open gym from 2:00 to 4:00, then play in summer league starting at 6:00 with Basketball, Volleyball, or work on her Javelin.

This past season Heidi was selected to KBCA, Topeka, and Wichita All-State teams. She has been Unanimous HPL All-League 3 straight years, and she has been selected to play in the KBCA All-Star Game in Topeka on August 4 th (Top 24 girls in Kansas).

 

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