May 9, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Robert Brown, a backcourt starter at Virginia Tech this past season and former prep standout at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, will transfer to be a part of the UAB men's basketball program, Blazers' head coach Jerod Haase announced on Thursday.
Brown, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard, will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining to play for the Blazers starting in 2014-15.
"We are thrilled to have Robert Brown joining our program," Haase said. "As a person and as a basketball player, he will be a huge part of our program in the years to come. His ability to score in different ways will be valuable to this team and he fits in perfectly to the up-tempo, fast style of basketball that we want to play. He comes from a great family and we are very excited about them joining our family."
A native of Clermont, Fla., Brown started 25 of 32 games during the 2012-13 season for Virginia Tech. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. Brown's scoring average and minutes played per game (27.3) both ranked third for the Hokies.
As a freshman at Virginia Tech, Brown played in all 33 games, starting four times and averaging 6.6 points per game for the season.
Brown was a three-year letterwinner and Team MVP at East Ridge (Fla.) High School before playing his senior campaign at Hargrave where he averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game.