St. John's defeats No. 24 Texas A&M 72-70 at the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 22, 2013.
On Brown: Athletic and energetic, Brown was named the 2013-14 captain ... transitioned from the Red Storm's key reserve shooting guard her sophomore season into a starter as a junior ... spot-up shooter ... came to St. John's after a four-year career at King Low Heywood Thomas ... was a McDonalds All-America nominee and Sporting News All-American honorable mention.
Joe Tartamella on Brown: "Briana had a breakout year in 2012-13 and we look for her to continue that growth this year as our captain. She will be our engine on the floor and we look to her to give us contributions on both ends of the floor offensively and defensively all year. She is a versatile player which allows her to play and defend multiple positions. We expect a big year from her."
As A Junior In 2012-13: Played in 29 games, started in 27... averaged 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game... had a career night vs. Texas to open her junior season as she registered her first double-double with career-bests of 17 points and 10 rebounds...Notched second straight double-double against UCF (Nov. 11) with 11 points and 10 boards... Recorded a team-high .831 percent from the free throw line... shot lights out from the charity stripe in seven games... Tallied 13 double-digit performances, including opening the season with four consecutive with 17 against Texas (Nov. 9), 11 vs. UCF (Nov. 11), 12 vs. Hofstra (Nov. 17) and 15 against Iona (Nov. 21)... Recorded a new career-high 19 points at Providence (Jan. 30) after knocking in 7-of-8 foul shots... went 4-for-4 from the foul line en route to 10 points at Quinnipiac (Dec. 22)... Scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Delaware (Jan. 2)... Went five straight games in double figures from Jan. 30 at Providence through Feb. 17 at Cincinnati... Notched 16 points against No. 3 Connecticut earning her a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll...Poured in 12 points and brought down seven boards against Seton Hall (Mar. 9) in the BIG EAST Championships.
As A Sophomore In 2011-12: Played in 26 games ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game ... totaled two assists, two steals and a rebound against La Salle (Nov. 16) ... scored her first points of the season as she totaled four points against Wagner (Nov. 22) ... grabbed an offensive rebound against Howard (Nov. 30) ... added two rebounds off the bench against Hartford (Dec. 4) ... made a career-high three free throws off the bench against Prairie View (Dec. 17) ... poured in a season-high five points against Harvard (Dec. 22) on 2-of-4 shooting ... hit a 3-pointer for the second-consecutive game against Boston University (Dec. 31) ... contributed two points and two rebounds against USF (Feb. 8) ... knocked down her only 3-point attempt against No. 17/16 Rutgers (Feb. 12) ... scored four late points against West Virginia (Feb. 21) ... logged a career-high 22 minutes against Villanova (Feb. 25) ... energized the team with a career-high 12 points against then-No. 12/13 Georgetown (Feb. 27).
As A Freshman In 2010-11: Played in 18 games ... tallied 18 points and 26 rebounds ... pulled down one offensive rebound in career-debut vs. Marist (Nov. 12) ... brought down four rebounds at Kansas State (Nov. 13) ... scored first-career points on a baseline jumper in the first half vs. Manhattan (Nov. 16) ... made career-first free throw against Columbia (Nov. 19), went 1-of-2 from the line ... hit first two career 3-point buckets and recorded a season-high six points against Nicholls State (Nov. 26) ... recorded first career-steal in BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall (Dec. 8) ... scored two points and pulled down one rebound in one minute of action in the NCAA Tournament Second Round matchup against Stanford (March 21).
At King Low Heywood Thomas: Four-year varsity captain at King Low Heywood Thomas ... Team MVP all four years ... received All-League honors four times ... named to All-New England team ... Sporting News All American Honorable mention ... McDonalds All-American nominee ... Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist ... helped lead team to league championship as a senior ... totaled 2,203 points during high school career ... averaged 22.7 points, with 13.1 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game ... ... also lettered in volleyball, playing outside hitter, and softball, playing centerfielder ... was a member of the crochet club.
Personal: Briana Tirell Brown ... daughter of Tyrone and Carol A. Brown ... has two siblings: Elisa (24), Tatiana (17) ... played club ball for the New York Gouchos ... majoring in childhood education.