Men's Basketball vs. Fordham
November 13, 2007
Strong, athletic forward that will be asked for more a larger rebounding presence this season ... Able to score in bunches and is at his best when slashing towards the bucket ... Spent most of the summer rehabbing from a pair of injuries, first a stress fracture in his pelvis, which was initially noticed late in his junior year and a broken toe, which was suffered while running stairs during a workout session while visiting family for the weekend in Austin ... Will be back to full strength for the start of practice ... A highly-visible member of the Columbia community and volunteers time at local elementary schools during the fall and summer semesters.
Finished the year as one of three Tigers in double figures, averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals in all-30 games ... Saw his statistical averages increase to 12.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in league action ... Finished second on the club with 29 starts ... Was a much-improved free throw shooter during his junior campaign and finished No. 15 in Big 12 play with a 73.3 percent stroke from the charity stripe ... Also saw his free throw attempts increase in league action ... Shot just 18 free throws in non-conference play, but was 55-of-75 in 16 league games ... Enjoyed a strong start to Big 12 play, scoring 19 points against Iowa State, before following that with career best performances of 28 points in his hometown return to Austin, Texas, and 24 vs. Kansas State at home ... Hit 7-of-11 shots at Texas, before hitting 9-of-13 shots against K-State ... Thrived in the second halves in both of those contests, scoring 22 second-half points at UT, tying a career high with three 3-pointers ... Poured in 24 of his career high 28 points in the final 20 minutes at K-State ... Reached double figures in 10 of 16 Big 12 games, including all four Big 12 games against Texas foes, his home state ... Broke out of his non-conference scoring slump with 19 points in the Big 12-opener against Iowa State ... Sealed Mizzou's win at No. 18 Oklahoma State, burying a big trey as the shot clock expired to push Mizzou in front by 11 with just 5:18 remaining.
Scored a career high 21 points at No. 22 Oklahoma ... Hit the game-winning free throws vs. the Sooners with 1.8 seconds remaining and the score tied at 69-69 ... Went toe-to-toe with Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Taj Gray (19 points, seven boards) ... Added six boards and a block in 33 minutes to tie for game-high scoring honors, while hitting a career best 9-of-12 shots ... Second game-winning play came against Nebraska in the regular-season finale vs. Nebraska ... Hit a floater with :03 seconds remaining to put the Tigers up 64-63 ... Scored a then-career high 20 points in the opener vs. Sam Houston State in the NIT Season Tip-Off ... Hit a career best 7-of-10 shots and 5-of-6 free throws ... Recorded his first career double-double vs. Eastern Illinois with 19 points and a career high 11 rebounds ... Hit 9-of-13 free throws (both career highs) and blocked two shots ... Followed that game with a 14-point, six rebound night vs. Oakland and a 10-point, six rebound effort vs. Louisiana Monroe ... Grabbed a then-career high nine rebounds vs. Illinois, six of which came on the offensive end ... Also had a pair of assists and scored six points ... Lone bucket against Oklahoma State was a highlight-reel one-handed dunk down the middle of the lane ... Added four boards, two assists, two steals and a block vs. the Cowboys ... Reached double figures with 10 points against Colorado, before dropping in 10 against Kansas and dishing out a career-high tying four assists ... Added three more assists at Kansas State to go along with 11 points ... Scored 10 points vs. Iowa State on 5-of-6 shooting ... Tied a career high with three steals at Baylor, while scoring 11 points ... Poured in a team-high 18 points in the win over Kansas State thanks to 8-of-10 free throw shooting ... Added a career-high tying four assists and four boards ... Scored seven points, grabbed seven boards and dished three assists at Iowa State ... Capped the season with 10 points and six boards at the Big 12 Tournament against Nebraska.
Coming off a solid freshman season in the Big 12 and actually saw his numbers increase across the board during League play ... Saw increased playing time during that stretch as well, averaging 17.9 minutes, up from his season average of 16.8 minutes per game ... Ranked second among Mizzou freshmen with 5.1 ppg., but saw that average increase to 5.6 in the Big 12 ... Scored in double figures five times, including a season high 12 points at home vs. Texas Tech ... Was the team's most consistent shooter from bonus distance, hitting 22-of-58 triples for a 37.9 percent success rate ... Hit 45.5 percent of his field goals overall during Conference play and ranked fifth on the team with 20 steals ... Enjoyed his most complete game of the year at Colorado, where he scored 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from three-point range and recorded a career high eight rebounds ... Recorded five points and five boards in his return to his home town of Austin, Texas, against UT ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Texas A&M ... Made the fourth start of his career against Kansas, scoring seven points while pulling down five boards ... Played a career-best 24 minutes and knocked down 3-of-5 shots at Oklahoma State ... Had four crucial points and pulled down four rebounds against Iowa State ... Scored nine points and knocked down 4-of-4 free throw attempts against American ... Had eight points in only 11 minutes against No. 1 Illinois ... Continued to impress with 11 points against Indiana, including a highlight-reel dunk at the end of the contest ... Scored 10 points in 19 minutes against Arkansas ... Went 4-of-7 from the field vs. the Razorbacks ... Made the first start of his career against Murray State and drilled two treys in the win.
Had a great career LB Johnson High School under head coach Freddy Roland ... Earned 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Region honors his junior and senior seasons ... Was a three-time District selection ... was named the Cen-Tex Player of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman ... Was the No. 9-ranked small forward and the No. 54 player overall according to RivalHoops.com ... Garnered a No. 45 overall ranking by PrepStars.com ... Participated in several all-star games during his career at LBJ and earned MVP honors at the What-a-Burger Classic, the Capital City Classic and the LA Classic ... Averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior.
Name - Marshall Brown ... Mother's name is Theresa Ammons ... Lists his grandfather and Michael Jordan as people he looked up to growing up ... Has five siblings (two brothers and three sisters) ... Would eventually like to become a teacher or coach following his basketball career ... Enjoys playing the video game NBA live ... Lists Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington as his two favorite actors ... Enjoys sitting down to a plate of fried shrimp or "home cooked soul food" ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z ... Hobbies include playing video games, shopping and hanging out with friends ... Chose Mizzou over Texas, Oklahoma, UCLA and Oregon.