St. John's 60, Pittsburgh 59
Photos from St. John's game against UCLA.
The St. John's men's basketball team stumbled against Providence, 74-59, on Jan. 3 at Carnesecca Arena
On Brownlee: A versatile forward who can face up or play with his back to the basket ... owns tremendous scoring, ballhandling and playmaking abilities for a player his size ... has the ability to score in bunches ... runs the floor well for a big man ... said Jerry Mullen of Mullen's Roundball Review, a national junior college recruiting service, upon his signing, "St. John's may have gotten the steal out of all of junior college. Justin is really talented. As a freshman he dominated JUCO ball in the state of California, and before that he was being recruited by several high-major Division I programs out of high school. Justin is a great kid and a really good get for St. John's."
Steve Lavin On Brownlee: "Justin has an outstanding sense and feel for the game. He is a silky-smooth and explosive athlete with a diverse skill set. We will need him to impose his will on both ends of the floor for us to have a successful season."
As a Junior in 2009-10: Played in 32 contests, drawing three starts ... missed only one game on the season, to attend a family funeral service (Jan. 23 vs. Villanova) ... averaged 6.8 points, good for fifth on the team, in a reserve role that saw him average 18.6 minutes per outing ... totaled 11 double-figure scoring games and two contests with more than 10 rebounds ... finished fourth on the squad with a 4.5 boards per game average, tied for second in blocked shots with 22 (0.7 per game) and was third among Red Storm players with a .742 free throw percentage (23-of-31) ... tallied 11 points on 5-of-8 field goals in the NIT First Round at Memphis (Mar. 17) ... added 13 points, four rebounds and four blocks in a win over Connecticut in the BIG EAST Tournament (Mar. 9) ... scored 10 points on a 4-of-4 effort from the field and pulled down six rebounds against West Virginia (Feb. 6) ... notched 10 points on 4-of-6 field goals and grabbed two rebounds against DePaul at Carnesecca Arena (Jan. 17) ... finished with eight points, seven rebounds and three steals against Cincinnati (Jan. 13) ... chipped in a team-high nine rebounds and scored four points at Louisville (Jan. 9) ... scored a team-high 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in a start against Providence in Queens (Jan. 3) ... registered his second-straight double-double with 13 boards and 10 points against Hofstra in the Holiday Festival opener (Dec. 20), while blocking five shots and dishing three assists ... set matching career-highs in rebounds and points with 14 apiece against Fordham (Dec. 13) ... notched 10 points against Georgia (Dec. 9), making his first Red Storm start in his Madison Square Garden debut ... netted four points and added two rebounds for the Red Storm at Duke (Dec. 5) ... tallied 11 points and recorded seven rebounds against Stony Brook (Dec. 2) ... Pulled down five rebounds against Temple (Nov. 28) ... grabbed four rebounds and added nine points against Siena on a 4-of-8 field goal effort in the Philly Hoop Group Classic opening game (Nov. 27) ... registered nine points and recorded three steals against Brown (Nov. 20) ... was 3-of-4 from the floor and finished with seven points and three rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure in Rochester, N.Y. (Nov. 17) ... scored 12 points in Division I debut, grabbing seven rebounds and shooting 6-for-10 from the floor against LIU (Nov. 13) ... averaged 10.0 ppg on 47.1 percent field goal shooting during St. John's 4-0 trip to Canada over Labor Day Weekend, 2009.
At Chipola: Averaged 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds for Chipola Junior College in Mariana, Fla., located on the Florida Panhandle ... bolstered by first team All-Panhandle Conference selection Brownlee and eight Chipola teammates who went on to sign NLIs with NCAA Division I basketball programs, the Indians posted a 34-2 record in 2008-09 ... Chipola spent nine-straight weeks ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll to close out the season ... led the squad to a third place in the NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas, falling to eventual national champion Salt Lake C.C. ... averaged 10.8 points per game and made 84.6 percent of his free throws during the four-game NJCAA championship round (during which Chipola went 3-1) ... scored a game-high 20 points in the national third-place game, a 102-70 victory over Connors State, Okla ... an all-tournament selection in the NJCAA Division I Region VIII Tournament ... head coach at Chipola was Greg Heiar.
At CCSF: Attended City College of San Francisco during the 2006-07 season ... selected as a first team all-state JUCO selection in California after averaging approximately 20.0 points in one year with the Rams ... CCSF coach was Justin Labagh.
Personal: Justin D. Brownlee ... born in Tifton, Ga. ... son of Geneva and Stanley Brownlee, Sr. ... has one brother, Stanley Jr. (24), and three sisters, Kaleena (27), twin Justina (22) and Stephanie (20) ... majoring in sport management.